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The U.S. Office of Palestinian Affairs is committed to supporting trade and investment between American and local businesses to strengthen ties and increase trade.
This portion of the website is designed to help U.S. businesses looking to work in the West Bank and Gaza and to help businesses from the West Bank and Gaza access U.S. and local business resources. We also hope it will help to facilitate your networking with various public and private sector experts. On this site, you will find helpful links to market research, sector briefs and various commercial services to help you find partners and qualified buyers.
If you are planning a visit to consider investment, or if you would like to set up a meeting with our economic or commercial team, let us know by sending an email to: Office.Jerusalem@trade.gov.
The U.S. Commercial Service (CS), part of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration, offers companies a full range of expertise in international trade. Companies can find assistance locally in more than 100 U.S. Commercial Service offices nationwide and in more than 70 international offices.
On this page, you will find a quick description of resources available for companies in the West Bank and Gaza considering investing in the United States or trading with American companies, as well as some suggestions for getting started.
U.S. diplomatic missions overseas are committed to supporting U.S. companies as they begin to export or increase existing exports abroad. You will find here a summary of the Palestinian market as an export destination and some suggestions for getting started.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on behalf of the PA, has signed international trade agreements, which refer implicitly or explicitly to World Trade Organization rules. Read more.
The U.S. Department of State Investment Climate Statement provides a thorough description of the overseas environments in which U.S. investors must operate. The statements cover general characteristics, such as openness to foreign investment and treatment of foreign investors, as well as details about procedures for licensing and similar administrative matters.
If a U.S. citizen, LPR, or immediate family (as listed above) desires our assistance and has not already provided their information to the Department of State, please email U.S. Embassy Jerusalem at JerusalemACS@state.gov with a copy of the individual’s travel document as well as an explanation or proof of relationship.
Please call: 02-630-4000 for U.S. Embassy Jerusalem and 03-519-7575 for the Branch Office in Tel Aviv
Outside of Office Hours, contact: 02-630-4000 (Jerusalem) or 03-519-7575 (Tel Aviv)
Outside of Israel, West Bank & Gaza: 011-972-2-630-4000 (Jerusalem) or 011-972-3-519-7575 (Tel Aviv)