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Cooperation with Israel

According to the Ural Customs Administration, the turnover of the Tyumen region with Israel in 2019 amounted to 5,630.47 thousand US dollars, including export - 76.07 thousand US dollars, import 5 554.40 thousand US dollars.

For reference: the goods turnover of the Tyumen region with Israel in 2018 amounted to 7 639.64 thousand US dollars, including export - 2 575.51 thousand US dollars, import 5 064.13 thousand US dollars.

The predominant product groups in the export structure are: wood and products from it (plywood) (44 group of foreign trade activities), polymeric materials (39 group of foreign trade activities); In the import structure, the main share falls on tannin or dye extracts and other coloring substances (32 group of foreign trade activities), inorganic chemistry products (29 group of foreign trade activities), equipment and mechanical devices (84 group of foreign trade activities), ferrous metal products (73 group TN FEA), optical and photographic, medical, and other instruments and apparatuses (90 group of TN FEA).

International contacts

On March 14-15, 2014, a delegation of the Tyumen region headed by the Deputy Governor of the Tyumen region, director of the agro-industrial complex department V.N. Cheymetov to Israel in order to study Israeli advanced technologies in the field of agriculture and visit facilities in the field of livestock, fish farming and crop production.

February 18-19, 2015The delegation of the Embassy of Israel in the Russian Federation headed by the Plenipotentiary Minister, Deputy Head of the diplomatic mission of the Embassy of Israel Olga Slov, paid a visit to hold talks on prospects for further cooperation and participation in the II Tyumen Investment Forum Investments. Industrialization. Regions. The logic of a breakthrough. During the visit, a meeting was held with the Deputy Governor, Director of the Department of Investment Policy and State Support of Entrepreneurship of the Tyumen Region V.M. Shumkov. The delegation took part in the Tyumen Investment Forum and the Round Table Interaction with Foreign Investors: New Opportunities for Cooperation in the Current Economic Conditions, a general acquaintance was made with the potential of the Tyumen Region in various industries,General Director of the Investment Agency of the Tyumen Region Fund.

On June 12-16, 2017, representatives of the Department of Investment Policy and State Support of Entrepreneurship of the Tyumen Region paid a visit to the State of Israel, Tel Aviv. In the framework of the program, seminars were organized in the cities. Tel Aviv and Herzliya, as well as a series of b2b meetings with local representatives of technology companies and start-ups, venture capital funds, accelerators focused on cooperation with Russia, in the Hi-Tech sphere and cooperation projects. Representatives of the Tyumen region got acquainted with the ecosystem of innovation support in the State of Israel and made presentations of the business environment, investment and innovative potential of the Tyumen region. Including to exchange experience, meetings were held with representatives of a number of companies.

On February 20-21, 2017, the General Director of the StarTAU Enterprise Center Elena Donets (Israel) took part in the VIII Tyumen Oil and Gas Forum. On the sidelines of the forum, a cooperation agreement was signed between the University of Israel and the Tyumen Oil and Gas University.

On March 25-28, 2019, a delegation of the Department of Health of the Tyumen Region in Tel Aviv, the State of Israel paid a visit to the 5th International Exhibition and Conference MedinIsrael-2019 dedicated to the development of digital technologies with a view to further implementation in the healthcare system of the Tyumen Region medical information technology. Given that the equipment shown is not certified on the territory of the Russian Federation, an agreement was reached with several manufacturers on the possibility of pilot testing of devices in the Tyumen region and subsequent certification in the Russian Federation.

On October 11, 2019, a meeting with representatives of the Embassy of the State of Israel was held at the Representative Office of the Government of the Tyumen Region in Moscow. The Embassy was attended by the Head of the Trade and Economic Representation of the Embassy, Mr. Yakir Davidson, and the Assistant Economic and Energy Advisor to the Embassy, Ms. Anastasia Afanaskina.

The meeting presented the export and investment potential and tourism opportunities of the region, including in the field of medical tourism.

The head of the trade and economic department expressed interest in cooperating with the Tyumen region. Particularly noted interest in cooperation in the following areas: agriculture, water treatment and IT.

Mr. Davidson suggested considering the participation of the Tyumen delegation on November 18-21, 2019 in the WATEC Israel-2019 conference on water treatment technologies and environmental control. Information about the forum is available at https://watec-israel.com/. Representatives of the Embassy also sent an invitation to the Administration of the city of Tyumen at the annual Conference of the Federation of Local Government of Israel MUNI WORLD 2020.

As a result of the meeting, agreements were reached on the subsequent exchange of information on business, cultural and educational activities. The embassy expressed its readiness to facilitate business events with the participation of representatives of Israeli business at the site of the Representation of the Government of the Tyumen Region in Moscow.