ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Feb 2010In February 2010, the government of Israel announced a change in import formalities.
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Haaretz. (16 February 2010). Car importers brace for rivalry . Available at http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/business/car-importers-brace-for-rivalry-1.263425
IHS Global Insight. (23 February 2010). Israel Reforms Car Import Legislation.
Jerusalem Post. (21 February 2010). Auto-import reform could lower prices. Available at http://www.jpost.com/Home/Article.aspx?id=169234
According to numerous and consistent press reports, on 15 February 2010, the parliament of Israel adopted a law to liberalize the country's car import regime. Under the new rules, foreign manufacturers may import their vehicles through more than one licensed partner.
Prior to the change, foreign companies were only able to do so through a single licensed importer.