Israel to Start Trading with USSR

Israel and the Soviet Union will commence trading with each other shortly, using West German business agents to facilitate the transactions, Maariv reported Thursday.

According to the newspaper, a dozen Israeli factories are preparing for the Germans’ arrival here to sign agreements on behalf of Soviet importers.

Israel will export clothing, women’s stockings and disposable diapers, Maariv said. The Soviets will export a special cloth fabric.

The Israeli products will carry German patents and a code denoting the Israeli factory that produced them, but no other sign indicating country of origin.

The products will start arriving in the USSR at the beginning of August, the newspaper said. Soviet goods will be sent to Israel under a reciprocal agreement utilizing West German agents.

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