In Israel, Weakened Defense Export Controls Facilitate Deal Making
A recent reform reduced the number of permits required of local companies wishing to export defense-related technologies
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the number of applications filed dropped by 30% over two years as a result of “conductive discussions” with Israeli defense exporters, said Racheli Chen, deputy head of the Department of Defense Export Controls in the Israeli Ministry of Defense in a statement.
As part of the reform, the number of product categories requiring a different type of export permits was reduced. The number of defense items requiring both a marketing and an export permit was also narrowed down.
A planned amendment, currently awaiting parliamentary approval, will let exporters file for marketing permit only after a firm interest by the prospective buyer has been established.