Last week, “Globes” reported that the Export Supervision Department intends to tighten its supervision of defense exports. This refers mostly to broader enforcement of penalties for exporters who violate the terms of their export and marketing licenses, and requiring exporters of dual-use components (civilian items which can be easily converted for military uses) to submit more frequent reports to the Export Supervision Department. Lavi said, “We will act to raise the frequency of inspections of factories, and we will explore methods make inspection and enforcement more efficient, in order to ensure that the products leaving Israel meet the requirements and restrictions of the marketing and export licenses.”
Alongside the threats, Lavi also made a gesture of good will, and announced before hundreds of exporters that allowances will be implemented as well, including an exemption on marketing licenses for unclassified items to 100 countries. Today, the exemption from marketing licenses for such items is granted only for exports to 39 countries.
According to Lavi, this process will be implemented alongside other processes that are intended to benefit exporters: more frequent discussions in the Export Supervision Department advisory committees, a streamlining of services given by the department to parties that approach it, and a strengthening of ties with the defense industry.
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news – www.globes-online.com