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


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