Commercial attachare stationed in Israeli embassies and
every continent in order to identify business opportunities, entrepreneurs
and investors and to assist Israeli industry in penetrating new markets;
Insurance and guarantees against foreign trade and
credit risks are also
provided by the Foreign Trade Risk Insurance Company; the Fund for the
Promotion of Overseas Marketing which offers assistance in financing
marketing expenses, with preference given to new enterprises;
Support for the Israel Export Institute and the wide
range of services it
offers to exporters; the Trade Levies Law which is designed to prevent
dumping and ensure fair competition for local producers.
Support for Small Businesses - through the Guidance
and Creative Management
projects that offer professional consulting services; Operation of Centers
Promotion of Small Business which are located throughout the country; and
state-guaranteed loans to businesses via the banking system.
Standards and Certification - encouraging the use
of official standards and their
application through the Standards Institute and support for activities of the
for Laboratory Accreditation (The Standards Law grants the Ministry of
and Trade the authority to create and update mandatory standards for the
of quality improvement and the encouragement of safety procedures).
Consumer Protection - The Consumer Protection Law
protects consumers by
regulating and enforcing fair business practices. The Ministry of Industry
Trade is working to build and increase consumer awareness among the public.
this context the Ministry's Director of Consumer Protection is active in the
legislation, public awareness, prevention and enforcement.
The purpose of this information is to describe the various
assistance programs and
services provided by the Ministry of Industry and Trade for the benefit of
business sector and the general public. We hope this publication will prove