The departments of the Ministry of Industry and Trade are served by the following Industrial Administrations: hi-tech, chemical and the environment, consumer products, planning and economics, diamonds and domestic trade. Their main function is to support the departments in making sound decisions regarding assistance to industry. Examples include assessments of factories applying to the Investment Center for approved enterprise status, assessments of firms applying for marketing assistance from the Fund for Promoting Overseas Marketing and recommendations to the Development Areas Department concerning requests for land allocations in development areas.
The Administrations assist those departments which deal with international issues such as: clauses in trade agreements affecting industries under their jurisdiction, making connections between foreign purchasing agents and local producers, participation in overseas trade fairs, etc. They are also involved in the issue of exposure of the Israeli economy to competing imports, standards affecting industries under their jurisdiction, price regulation, restrictive business practices and consumer issues. Within the context of their relations with factories under their jurisdiction, the Administrations are also involved in promoting exports, assisting in bureaucratic processes and professional consulting by the Administrations' experienced staff.