EU food delegation arrives

The ministry said that 75 percent of Israel's exports from the sector were to the EU make up 10% of its total exports to the EU.

A delegation of European Union officials arrived in Israel Monday for a two-day visit to further talks on the liberalization and trade benefits in the food and agriculture industries. The ministry said Israel's current trade agreement with the EU, signed in 1995, was limiting in its scope for the liberalization of food and agriculture items and that the 2003 update to the agreement allowed for negotiations to amend this. The ministry said that 75 percent of Israel's exports from the sector were to the EU make up 10% of its total exports to the EU.