NEW YORK (Sep. 30)
Israel’s exports to the United States will reach an expected new high of $50, 000, 000 this year, as against $42,500,000 in 1962, according to a prediction made by Yechiel Krieger, Deputy Commissioner of the Israel Trade Commissioner’s office here. Mr. Krieger’s statement came at the conclusion of his five-year tour of duty with the Office of the Israel Trade Commissioner in the United States, headed by Dr. Max Leron. He pinpointed several significant developments in Israel’s exports into the United States during the past five years.
“During this period,” he said, “Israel’s exports into the United States have more than doubled and in several growing categories of apparel and fashion goods, Israel has become a known and well accepted resource to the American market. These categories include ladies’ suede coats and sportswear, infant’s wear, ladies’ knitwear, men’s woolen and mohair trousers and raincoats. This has been achieved by fashion and design ingenuity, by a stress on quality control, and by providing better delivery service, both by the Israeli manufacturer and his sales representatives in the United States.”
Mr. Krieger indicated that during the past five years, more diversified lines of goods have been exported from Israel to the American market. “The potential market in the United States for most product lines is limitless, when we take into consideration the size of the American market for imported goods which vary from cement, plumbing parts and fine chemicals to polished diamonds, specialty foods and Jaffa oranges.