The Light at the End of the Tunnel for Israeli Imports

Globalization has already been with us for at least two decades, and it’s high time for the field of standards to adapt itself to this significant economic development.

The Standards Institution of Israel has been undergoing a slow streamlining process over the past three years that hasn’t kept up with the economy’s needs. Importers view the agency as a major obstacle to imports and to reducing the cost of living. Testers at the institution delay the entry into the market of products, which must wait at length before reaching the laboratories, and charge heavy fees that keep...