Canada-israel Chamber of Commerce to Be Established, Consul Announces

Plans to establish a Canada-Israel Chamber of Commerce and for a visit to Canada by an Israeli trade mission soon were announced today by Yechiel Narkiss, Israel’s commercial consul in Montreal.

He said the projected chamber, the national committee of which is headed by Samuel Steinberg of Montreal, was the outgrowth of talks last May between George Hees, Canadian Trade and Commerce Minister, and Israeli Trade Minister Pinhas Sapir.

The trade mission will seek to acquaint Israeli businessmen and manufacturers of consumer goods “with various production techniques and with an idea of Canadian needs and tastes to make Israeli products conform with the very special qualities acceptable in Canada,” the consul added. He said that Israel purchased in 1960 $6, 500, 000 worth of Canadian products while. Canada imported about $2, 500, 000 in Israeli merchandise.

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