Netanyahu gives business group more say on standards

By
March 27, 2016 19:09
1 minute read.

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce on Sunday said that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had agreed to expand their role in the Standards Institute, long a bastion of red tape in the Israeli government.

When Naftali Bennett was Economy Minister in 2013-2014, he railed against the institute for enforcing unnecessary regulations that differed from those in Europe, adding a significant burden for those who wanted to export to Israel. More recently, Netanyahu convened a ministerial panel on red tape that took aim at the institute.


"We are beginning the biggest battle against excess regulation in the state of Israel, against the excess bureaucracy. It is the consumers and the businesses in the state of Israel who will benefit from this," Netanyahu said in early March. Under Netanyahu's premiership, Israel's rank on indexes of business friendliness have slid, falling 23 spots on the World Bank's Doing Business index.


The FICC, one of Israel's largest business groups, had petitioned for greater representation in the institute's various organs, arguing that the trade and service companies it represents had grown as a share of the economy.


The original reason for creating the institute, he said, was to regulate the safety and standards of locally made products.


"This has become an anachronistic and outdated perspective, and does not reflect the present reality," Lynn said.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
November 17, 2018
Egyptian delegation left the Gaza Strip

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF