35 Years of Trade with Israel
It has been thirty five years since the US-Israel Free Trade Agreement was signed. Negotiations began January 1,1984, the pact was signed on April 22, 1985. The U.S. is Israel’s single largest trading partner. Since signing the Free Trade Agreement in 1985, U.S.-Israel trade has grown eight-fold. Israeli organizations and accelerators in the ed-tech, sports-tech, ag-tech, urban-tech, digital health, defense-tech, space have all turned to Florida for innovation and partnership. In 2017, EL AL Airlines began non-stop service from Miami International Airport to Tel Aviv.
After a 2019 Florida led trade mission to Israel with our partners at Enterprise Florida, Florida International University was awarded a $5.2 million National Institute of Mental Health grant to fund a collaboration between researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) and at Miami-Dade College; the agreement, between Tel Aviv University’s Entrepreneurship Center (StarTau) and The Idea Center at Miami Dade Community College will help enhance Miami’s entrepreneurship ecosystem and link Israel’s high-tech and start-up communities to resources and people in Miami.
“At FIU, we look for partners interested in leveraging our respective strengths to break new scientific ground and bring economic activity to Florida and Miami-Dade County. Israel is entrepreneurial and ripe for this kind of collaboration.” Mark B. Rosenberg, President, Florida International University (FIU)
Miami World Trade Month 2020 Virtual Forum is happening in May, join us for webinars and live Q&A’s with international stakeholders. View and/or list your event on the live calendar and join us as we recognize the impact of international trade and Miami.
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