European trade with Judea and Samaria at only 1 per cent of EU–Israeli trade

Palestinians work at a SodaStream factory on February 2, 2014 in the Mishor Adumim industrial park, next to the Maale Adumim. SodaStream, which manufactures a device for making carbonated drinks at home, has 25 factories around the world and employs 800 Palestinians and 500 Israelis at the Mishor Adumim plant. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90

According to a research by the European Parliament research institute the trade between the European Union and Judea and Samaria represents only one per cent of the total trade between the EU and Israel. “Trade is so low because of high EU tariffs on Jewish goods. Elimination of EU tariffs on Jewish goods would boost trade and employment in the area. European consumers would get cheaper goods and more Jews and Palestinians would find jobs if we cut tariffs,” says Petr Mach, MEP.

The study can be found here: