The pan-Euro-Mediterranean cumulative system was introduced in 2005. It brings together the EU, Israel and other European and Mediterranean partners to support regional integration through the creation of a common system of rules of origin. Rules of origin are the technical criteria for determining whether a particular product is eligible for duty-free access or other preferential access under a specific trade agreement. Updated page to provide detailed instructions on trade with Israel from January 1, 2021. These include information on import rights and rules of origin This trade and partnership agreement contains provisions relating to: provisions relating to the protection of intellectual property rights (Article 15 and Appendix V) include, among other things, patents, trademarks, copyrights and geographical indications. The level of protection in some areas goes beyond the level of protection established by the WTO agreement on trade-related aspects of intellectual property, taking into account the principles of treatment of the most favoured nation and national treatment. Total EU trade with Israel has increased from 19.4 billion euros in 2003 to 31.0 billion euros in 2012 and 31.4 billion euros in 2013. EU exports to Israel amounted to EUR 17.9 billion in 2013, while imports from Israel amounted to EUR 13.5 billion. The trade deficit with Israel amounted to 4.4 billion euros in 2013 in favour of the EU. The EU has free trade agreements with countries around the world. Beyond the usual chapter of preferential tariff treatment, these agreements often contain trade facilitation and agreement clauses in areas such as investment, intellectual property, public procurement, technical standards, and health and plant health issues. Tariffs on bilateral merchandise trade between the United Kingdom and Israel will continue to apply after the agreement enters into force.

However, in some cases, non-preferential rates may be lower due to changes to the most favoured nation scale in the United Kingdom. In recent years, the State of Israel has signed a series of trade agreements. The importer of goods from a country with which Israel has signed a trade agreement must verify what “rules of origin” apply – which determine whether the product produced in that country can benefit from the benefits mentioned in the specific trade agreement and what documents are needed to obtain the benefit provided for by the agreement, Israel and the European Economic Community established diplomatic relations as early as 1959.