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Italy Restricts Import of Israeli Bromine; Israel Calls Move ‘illegal’

Israel appealed today to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) to intervene with Italy regarding stiff restrictions imposed on imports into Italy of Israeli bromine and ethyl dibromide.

Israel contended that the Italian imposition of import quotas on Israeli products was “illegal because both countries are members of GATT.” Israeli officials said the restrictions were costing the Dead Sea Works $1,500,000 in loss of orders.

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