Dear Members,
Stay tuned for further information on the many conferences, seminars, B2B  and networking events covering a wide range of topics that we will be scheduling  throughout the year.

Yours,
Chamber Team 

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  • Chamber Tax Committee Addresses New Court Ruling Affecting Importers from the U.S.

    Chamber Tax Committee headed by Yitzchak Chikorel, International Tax Leader at Deloitte Israel a Chamber member, is addressing a recent development in the importation taxes arena.  Due to recent court decision in the case of Gottex, the Israeli tax authorities are now considering adding royalty payments made by Israeli concessionaires to the foreign owners of the brand, as part of the value of the import value of their goods for custom duty purposes. This may lead to double tax liability, the first is the withholding taxes on the royalty payments, and the second is the custom duty on the increased value of imported goods.  That development may lead to additional consequences in the analysis of payments made for the import…

  • AudioID Provides Businesses with Audio Branding

    In an era where telephony, internet and cellular are leading the way, we provide the perfect match between your visual branding and your audio branding.    We create musical logos for leading brands across Israel, and worldwide.  Logos that are used across all media platforms. If you think your business should sound as good as it looks, call us today for free expert advice. “We make your business sound better” www.audio-id.com (Hebrew) www.1audioidentity.com (English) Tel: 03-537-0332

  • E2 Investor Visa Finally Approved

    The Chamber is happy to announce that after several years and much thanks to our Visa Committee headed by Adv. Zvi Kan-Tor, this week the Israeli Government gave its approval to all required changes to enact the E2 Investor Visa.  It is expected that all procedures will be in place in the next couple of months and then investors may start applying for such visas. Israelis for U.S. E2 Visas and vice versa Americans for Israeli E2 Visas. FOr more information please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloak5f416d533d3c5b69d94c4772d82d224a').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addy5f416d533d3c5b69d94c4772d82d224a = 'ariela'…

  • Chamber Hosts Energy Ministry DG Mr. Shaul Meridor

    Chamber Hosts Energy Ministry DG Mr. Shaul Meridor The Chamber Energy Committee hosted Mr. Shaul Meridor the Director General of the Ministry of Energy at a breakfast meeting attended by 35 of the energy sector business executives.  The meeting was hosted by Energy Committee Chair Mr. Zvi Rome, CEO of Petco International and Chamber CEO Oded Rose. Mr. Meridor addressed a number of burning issues such as the Natural Gas market, the reform of the electricity market and renewable energy.  With regards to the natural gas supply and distribution he said that as long as fuel prices are above $38 pbbl, it is economical to switch industrial users to gas but that the problem is more with management attention. The…

  • Chamber Farewell to Ambassador Shapiro

    Chamber Chair Ofra Strauss, joined by Chamber Board members and Chamber Priority Club members hosted departing U.S. Ambassador Daniel Shapiro for a farewell breakfast.

  • Round-table on Impediments for Importing U.S. Goods

    The Chamber in collaboration with the Federation of Israeli Chambers hosted a Roundtable Discussion with Skip Jones, U.S. Department of Commerce, on the Business Climate in Israel and Impediments for Importing U.S. Goods. In a well-attended meeting the Israeli companies identified several obstacles such as standards and asked Mr. Jones and the U.S. Commercial Attaché, Mr. Greg Briscoe to accelerate the effort for the removal of such barriers and support the import of U.S. goods to Israel. 

  • Chamber Co-hosts NIST's Cyber-Security Chief

    Chamber co-hosted Kevin Stine, Chief of the Applied Cybersecurity Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The Chamber together with BIRD Foundation hosted Kevin Stine, Chief of the Applied Cybersecurity Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  At a well-attended meeting of Israeli cybersecurity company executives and service providers, Mr. Stine provided an overview of NIST's activities in this space and especially in forming a framework of standards for cybersecurity.

  • Washington Briefing: Business and Legal Landscape Following the Elections

    Washington Briefing: Business and Legal Landscape following the 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections HFN, in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce, hosted a panel with Morrison & Foerster for a special Washington briefing, during which Washington, D.C. partners discussed the business and legal landscape following the 2016 U.S. presidential election and the impact of the election on businesses in general and Israeli businesses in particular. For the presentation please Click here

  • CiMED - Call for Companies

    The California Israel Chamber of Commerce (CICC) in Collaboration with the Chamber is delighted to invite Israeli startups to apply to be part of  the CiMED 2017 delegation, June 6 - 8, 2017. For the invetation - Click here

  • ASOA Select USA Event 

    Sign up for One-on-One prearranged meetings with state and local government representatives operating in Israel to discuss locating your U.S. operations in a specific state, finding U.S. partners or entering the U.S. market. Date: Wednesday, February 22, 09:00-17:00. Location: Mosevics Hall (16th Floor), 29 HaMered Street, Tel Aviv.  

  • Successful Israeli Food-Tech Delegation to the U.S. - March 2017 

    Eight Israeli Food-Tech companies travelled on a delegation led by the Chamber and organized in collaboration with the Israeli Economic Mission in San Francisco, Chamber member – KPMG, the Foodtech incubator TheKitchen, and sponsored by the Export Institute and the Israel Innovation Authority.   The eight hand-picked companies: AclarTech, DouxMatok, Flying Spark, Innovopro, Inspecto, NextFerm, Valiber, Water.io aimed to expose the vibrant Israeli Food-Tech industry to the investment community in California and elsewhere in the U.S., and to potential partners in the food industry and its supply chain. The delegation members participated in a newly created FoodTech track at the Israel Dealmakers Summit where they presented their companies in front of a packed hall, to investors, potential partners and others. The delegation also participated…

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