West Bank's trade restrictions

Costly taxes and duties imposed by Israel hinder companies' ambitions to export and expand.

    " /> ">

    Businesses in the West Bank, the Palestinian territory, have long suffered from many costly trade restrictions imposed by Israel.

    Taybeh, the only brewery of beer in the West Bank, and Pharmacare, a pharmaceutical company there that supplies medicine across Europe, are two companies with many grievances about Israel's restrictions.

    They say that high taxes and duties and long inspections of goods significantly hinder their ambitions to export and expand.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Ramallah in the West Bank.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    Double standards: 'Why aren't we all with Somalia?'

    More than 300 people died in Somalia but some are asking why there was less news coverage and sympathy on social media.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Kobe Steel: A scandal made in Japan

    Japan's third-largest steelmaker has admitted it faked data on parts used in cars, planes and trains.