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Israel Disappointed by Brussels Decision on Euromart Link

July 26, 1962
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Israeli government quarters expressed disappointment today over the decision made by the European Economic Community’s Council of Ministers at Brussels yesterday to delay action on Israel’s link to the European Market. The EEC’s Commission had come to this month’s meeting of the Ministers’ Council with a report –drafted in collaboration with Israel– calling for Euromart-Israeli arrangements by which Israel’s link to Euromart would be established, without Israel becoming an associate member of the EEC, Instead of debating this report, however, the Council decided to call upon the permanent representatives of the six EEC members to file individual country reports in time for next September’s meeting.

Since Euromart’s agricultural program goes into effect August 1, the Council’s decision might add considerably to the handicaps facing Israeli exports to members of the EEC-France, Italy, West Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. Israel’s citrus exports, falling into the agricultural area, constitute the country’s largest cash export. In all, about 60 per cent of Israel’s exports go to members of the Euromart.

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