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The Netherlands to send an economic mission to Israel

In 2012, the Netherlands will send an economic mission to Israel. This was announced by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu and the Netherlands’ Minister of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation following their meeting on Wednesday January 18th, 2012.

The mission will take place in light of increased cooperation in various sectors between the Netherlands and Israel. The Netherlands is one of Israel’s 5 most important trade partners. For businesses big or small, especially those in the top sectors energy, water and food and life sciences, Israel provides excellent opportunities.

In 2011, the Netherlands exported around $1.3 billion worth of goods to Israel, mainly computers, electrical appliances, cars and trucks. The Netherlands imported around €2.1 billion worth from Israel, chiefly medicine, computers, fruit and vegetables. The Netherlands is Israel’s 2nd largest export destination in Europe.