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Tax: up to 17% 

Duties: up to 25%

Restricted items: Second-hand goods 

Non-working days: Saturday and Public Holidays

Lead times: 5-6 weeks 

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Best Carrier option: Freight Forwarder or Courier  

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Prominent Languages: Hebrew, Arabic

The Complexities of Importing into Israel

Israel is well known for its strong Tech industry. Silicon Wadi, Hebrew for Silicon Valley, is an area on Israel’s coastal plain and bears many similarities to its American name’s sake. This area has earned Israel the nickname “The Start-Up Nation.” Israel has also consistently ranked in the top 15 nations for innovation and scientific output per million citizens. Although a popular import destination, there are hurdles to overcome when shipping into Israel. These include restrictions on second-hand goods, which may only be imported for personal use. Israeli customs also require safety and lab reports which can take time to acquire.   

How TecEx Can Help You Import into Israel

TecEx has vast experience importing both Tech and Medical equipment into Israel. Our team of experts will assist in sourcing all documentation in the quickest time possible. We accurately classify your goods and conduct strict pre-compliance checks to ensure we can clear your goods the first time. Let us handle your Israeli shipment for sleep-easy, reduced-risk shipping. 

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