The Agreement allows for the two countries to agree in the future to accept equipment certifications from recognized conformity assessment bodies
Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro and Israeli Minister of Industry, Trade and Labour Shalom Simhon signed a telecommunication mutual recognition agreement to ease burdens on U.S. companies, especially smaller manufacturers, seeking to export telecommunications products to Israel.
The agreement aims to streamline the process used by American and Israeli companies to certify that their telecommunications equipment meets the technical requirements and regulations set by each country The Agreement covers equipment subject to telecommunications regulation, including wire and wireless equipment, and terrestrial and satellite equipment.
Under the Mutual Recognition Agreement between the government of the United States and the government of Israel for Conformity Assessment of Telecommunications Equipment, Israeli regulatory authorities will now accept tests that recognized U.S. laboratories perform to determine the conformity of telecommunications equipment with Israeli technical requirements, rather than requiring additional testing by Israeli laboratories, before American products can be sold in Israel.
The Agreement also allows for the United States and Israel to agree in the future to accept equipment certifications from recognized conformity assessment bodies in the United States and Israel on a mutual basis. The agreement will enter into force after both countries have completed internal legal requirements.