State Of Arizona Opens Trade Office In Tel Aviv

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TEL AVIV (JTA) — The state of Arizona opened a trade and investment office in Israel.

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday announced the opening of the office the previous day in Tel Aviv, Arizona Public Radio KNAU reported.

The office, established with $250,000 from the state’s 2020 budget, is part of the Arizona Commerce Authority.

Imports and exports between Arizona and Israel totaled more than $460 million in 2018, according to the report, double the amount in 2010. Ducey led the first ever Arizona trade mission to Israel in 2015.

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