The Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute (IEICI) was established in 1958 as a non-profit organization by the government of Israel and the private sector. IEICI promotes Israeli goods and services exports, trade relations, cooperation and strategic alliances with overseas companies. The Institute provides services to thousands of Israeli exporters.
IEICI promotes exports through initiatives and programmes in many countries, operating through Israel's official representatives as well as local business organizations. It provides information and consulting services, as well as complementary services for the international business community. IEICI initiates and organizes incoming and outgoing commercial delegations, mounts national pavilions and information centers at international exhibitions and conventions throughout the world, at which Israel's export capabilities are presented.
Technology Industries Division
The Division expands business opportunities for Israeli exporters in technological fields, stressing the creation of quality business links. Activities include initiating effective business encounters, cooperation agreements and knowledge transfer, and marketing initiatives.
Among the sectors represented are electronics, communications, software, new media, film & television, aerospace, defense & HLS, advanced medical devices and technologies, biotechnologies & pharmaceuticals, automotive, agro-technology, water and environmental technologies, construction and international projects.
The Unit for Target Markets focuses on China, India and Brazil. It provides unique and valuable services that aid exporters targeting these countries, among them consulting, preparation for meetings and the subsequent follow-ups and enhancing the understanding of local business cultures. It also manages multi-sector delegations, conferences and business meetings that pertain to these markets.
Consumer Goods Division
The Division serves as an interchange of critical business information to exporters. It creates and expands business opportunities for Israeli exporters through establishing contacts with leading international retail chains and buyers in the field, business meetings at international exhibitions, connections with agents and distributors and media coverage in journals aimed at potential customers. Sectors represented by the division include packaging, plastics, textiles & fashion, Judaica, giftware & jewelry, food, wine & beverages, cosmetics & toiletries, and home & family products.
Professional Services Units
Exhibitions & Fairs: provides exporters with all services required to participate in international exhibits and conventions. Each year the unit mounts some 40 national pavilions throughout the world
External Relations: responsible for organizing incoming and outgoing business delegations, business conventions and meetings leading to international cooperation. Develops programs with global partners to promote Israeli trade in special target markets.
The Center for Export & International Trade Studies: offers a variety of training events, courses, workshops and seminars on international marketing, legal and financial aspects, international shipping and logistics, market intelligence, using the web to promote business activities, management training, and more.
Economics: analyzes and publishes information and economic surveys of target countries for Israeli exports. It also analyzes data, trends and forecasts of foreign trade in general and Israel exports in particular.
Business Intelligence & Information: offers exporters quality information sources - among the most advanced in Israel - including online data banks, a business library, information specialists, as well as contacts with Israeli commercial attachés abroad.
Consulting Services, Logistics & Shipping: provides solutions to exporters on matters such as trade agreements and rules of origin, customs tariffs, legality of exports and imports, international shipping and logistics, marine and air insurance, payment methods, etc.
International Tenders & Business Initiatives: offers exporters services for identifying business partners, among these via the European Enterprise Network (EEN), and identifying international tenders and finance opportunities.
Center for Small Exporters: the principal address for beginning exporters, or smaller exporters seeking to augment their exports. Among its activities: meetings for initial acquaintance with IEICI services, general business consulting and guidance.
Media and Production Division: The division produces and publishes printed and electronic materials on Israeli industry, including: catalogues and indexes, professional guidebooks, surveys by sector, image publications, multimedia presentations, as well as media relations, locally and abroad.
The Israel Export &
International Cooperation Institute (IEICI)
29 Hamered St., Tel Aviv 68125
Tel +972 3 514 2830, Fax +972 3 514 2902