It is my pleasure to present to you information about the comprehensive, competitive and
innovative range of products and services available from Israeli industry. Israel is renowned
worldwide for its cutting edge high-tech solutions, which provide a unique opportunity for
overseas corporations to take advantage of when fulfilling Industrial Cooperation Agreements.
The essential ingredient in Israel's industrial success is the high quality and professionalism of its
work force, which not only possesses vast expertise and know-how, but is also endowed with
a daring entrepreneurial spirit. At the same time, the country has more academically qualified
scientists and engineers, per capita , than any other nation in the world.
Israel's main export products are in high- tech sectors such as communications and electronics,
electro-optics and semiconductors, software and IT, biomedical industries, aerospace, defense
and homeland security. More traditional industries in Israel such as plastic and rubber, metal
and machinery and automotive products are also distinguished by incorporating value-added
advanced technology components into their output.
The Industrial Cooperation Authority (ICA) is a legally constituted body whose functions include
ensuring the fulfillment of Industrial Cooperation Agreements signed by overseas companies,
due to their sales to the Government of Israel, Government owned corporations and companies,
and other Government bodies; initiating, tracking and coordinating industrial cooperation
activities resulting from the foreign companies' commitments towards the State of Israel. ICA's
role also includes signing the said agreements with the overseas companies, and tracking and
promoting the implementation of their commitments. ICA also assists local defense related
industries in fulfilling their commitments within the framework of their export transactions in
The ICA assists overseas companies wishing to form appropriate partnerships in Israel for
the purpose of fulfilling their Industrial Cooperation undertakings. ICA helps the foreign
businessperson locate suitable Israeli firms for strategic partnerships or joint ventures,
outsourcing or R&D agreements, or investments. ICA's team of industrial specialists offers their
know-how and advice about how it can be done, providing the foreign company with the
necessary information about the Israeli industry. All services are given free of charge.
As a result of industrial cooperation fulfillment of commitments, about $2.41 billion flowed into
Israel in 2009 from dozens of major overseas corporations, which do business with about 200
Israeli industrial firms.
We expect this figure to rise following a government amendment to the Mandatory Tenders
Regulations, which extends them to local authorities as well as to national health care services.
The government also reiterated the obligation to include in their tenders Industrial Cooperation
requirements, as it applies to other government and government related entities.
It should be noted that many overseas companies continue their business ties with Israeli firms
following their initial positive experiences during their Industrial Cooperation activities in this
country. Having discovered the range of possibilities and enormous technological and economic
potential in Israeli industry, many foreign companies carry on implementing transactions with
their Israeli partners, even after their commitments have been fully realized.
ICA's staff in Israel and abroad is eager to provide you with our complimentary services. We
look forward to assisting you in facilitating contacts with the most appropriate Israeli partner
for you, and we are confident that such partnerships will prove to be mutually profitable and
beneficial, for all parties involved.
For further information please visit our website: www.ica.gov.il
The Israeli body entrusted with advancing
industrial and business cooperation
activities between foreign companies
and local entities, is the Industrial Cooperation
ICA is an Israeli Government entity, operating
within the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor.
ICA initiates, coordinates and monitors industrial
and commercial cooperation activities following
Government, Government-owned companies,
public institutes and other State entities
ICA also promotes and monitors commercial and
industrial cooperation activities related to selected
areas of non-government trade.
ICA is authorized to supervise the enforcement
of the "Mandatory Tenders Regulations"
(Mandatory Industrial Cooperation) 5767-2007, of
the Mandatory Tenders Law. ICA operates within
the rules of the Government Procurement Act and
other international agreements, and collaborates
with parallel organizations worldwide. ICA coordinates
its activities with the relevant Government
ministries and in country related organizations
As part of the Ministry of Industry Trade and
Labor, ICA's headquarters is based in Jerusalem.
ICA has also a branch office in Tel Aviv and at the
Israel Economic mission in New York.
Full information about the ICA, its activities
and services is presented on its web site:
Overseas companies are invited to contact the
ICA, with regard to any subject, question or idea
related to Industrial Cooperation in Israel, whether
through the above web site or directly to the relevant
person in charge, as outlined below.
ICA's support, assistance and services are provided on a complimentary basis.