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Israel May Retaliate Against Euromart Decision on Citrus Import

December 9, 1965
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Israeli circles here hinted today that Israel may take “retaliatory action” against the European Common Market for putting into effect the new “reference prices” on the import of oranges. The new formula, enacted by the Euromart against Israel’s protest, may cut Israel’s income from the export of oranges to Common Market countries by as much as 25 percent. The “reference prices” were established at Italy’s insistence, to protect Italian citrus growers.

Assurance that leaders of the trade union movements in countries belonging to the European Common Market will seek to alter the Euromart’s decision was in the meantime received here today by Aharon Becker, secretary-general of Histadrut, Israel’s federation of labor. M. Boiter, secretary-general of the Coordinating Committee of Trade Unions in Common Market countries, informed Mr. Becker that the committee will meet later this week to discuss the issue.

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