Shared from our friends over at, Oklahoma-based companies have an opportunity to expand their business interests with trade partners in the eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. According to the latest country report from, trade between the U.S. and Israel has expanded eightfold since the signing of the countries’ free trade agreement.

As noted in the report, “while technical barriers persist for agricultural goods, Israel has been removed from the watch list of countries not adequately protecting intellectual property rights, opening the way for new business opportunities.”

Navigating those technical barriers might be a concern, but for Oklahoma companies there are partners available right here at home that may help facilitate a smooth transition. Current OKGIT chair Susan Robertson, head of the Oklahoma Israel Exchange (OKIE), is just one of the partners available for Oklahoma firms interested in establishing ties with Israeli commercial and trade partners.

Read the full report on Israel from here.