Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon has signed a series of decrees on the duty-free import into Israel of certain foods to prevent shortages and rising prices in 2016.
In particular, exempt from import duties 6 thousand tons of potatoes for the needs of the food industry in connection with a shortage of potatoes because of poor weather conditions.
Also will not be charged duty for the import 2 thousand tons of canned olives.
Because of the intense heat in the summer months of 2015 decreased milk yield Israeli cows, which led to shortages of butter. In this regard, was allowed to import 700 tons of oil in packs of 1 kilogram.
The import duties on kiwifruit will be reduced to 1 shekel per kilo.
From duty will be exempted import 350 thousand tons of eggs and 450 tons of pecans.
Also consider the possibility of early reduction of customs duties on imports of fresh vegetables in holiday periods.