Free Competition Can Drive Down Food Prices

Food import reforms are a good first step but many more changes are needed to bring down the cost of living in Israel.

The cabinet took an important decision this week: to ease the controls on parallel imports of certain food items so that we will finally be able to buy breakfast cereal, pasta, rice, coffee, beans, cookies, snack foods, sauces and jam at prices similar to those in Europe rather than at the crazy prices of Israel.