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Soviet Trade Delegation Goes to Israel, Moscow Radio Announces; Barter Deal Expected

The Moscow radio, heard here today, announced that a Soviet trade delegation will be leaving the U.S.S.R. for Israel next month to establish direct trade relations between the two countries. The delegation will, among other projects, also discuss arrangements for regular steamship service between Haifa and one of the Russian ports on the Black Sea.

Samples of Israeli products intended for export have been sent by industrial firms here to the Israeli commercial attache in Moscow in the hope of securing Russian raw materials through a barter arrangement, it was reported here today.

A barter agreement is now being negotiated between Israel and Finland, under which Israeli oranges will be exchanged for Finnish cloth. The Israeli Government has started issuing import licenses under the Hungarian-Israeli transfer account for Jewish property, limiting the import to foodstuffs, raw material, and certain varieties of finished goods.