With a smaller population than the state of Georgia, Israel is more often thought of as an exporter of innovative technologies than a consumer of goods.
But in certain high-value sectors, the nation of 7.6 million people presents opportunities for Georgia companies looking to expand their sales abroad.
On July 18, the American Israel Chamber of Commerce Southeast Region is hosting chamber of commerce officials from Israel to provide information on how to find buyers, tap the country’s free trade agreement with the U.S. and overcome common challenges.
Speakers include Uriel Lynn, president of the Tel Aviv-based Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce, an umbrella organization for city chambers of commerce in Israel, and Dan Carmely, the organization’s general manager. They will be available to meet with companies individually.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development has an economic development and trade office in Tel Aviv. Chris Cummiskey, the department’s commissioner, attended a biotechnology show there in May.
Just before that, Gary Black, commissioner of the Georgia Department of Agriculture took a delegation of agribusiness leaders to the country.
Both sought to expand the state’s exports to Israel, which eclipsed $160 million in 2011.
The U.S. exported nearly $14 billion in goods to Israel last year, with prominent industry categories including cars, machinery, electrical components and aircraft and parts.
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More on Mr. Lynn from the GlobalAtlanta archives: Nonstop Flights Impact Atlanta-Israel Business