An expanded Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement has now taken effect. The Agreement has removed or reduced tariffs on the import into Israel of a wide range of foods from Canada.
Tariffs on imports into Israel from Canada on fresh apples, garlic, onions, pears and potatoes have been removed.
The new Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement, known as CIFTA, also allows lower tariffs on imports of Canadian fish, meat and cheese into Israel.
Israeli industries will also gain better access to the Canadian export market to sell products including biscuts and other baked goods, fresh fruits and vegetables and processed food including carrots, cherry tomatoes, fresh spices, citrus fruit and juice and wine.