“Brexit represented a great opportunity for UK-Israel relations”
Anita Leviant, President of the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce, made the remarks at Calcalist’s Mind the Tech conference in London.
“Brexit is a very controversial thing, and of course presented a lot of difficulties for people and businesses who used to work with Europe via the UK and vice versa,” said Anita Leviant, President of the Israel-Britain Chamber of Commerce. “But generally speaking, I believe Brexit represented a great opportunity for UK-Israel relations and I think that the great demonstration of that is the new free trade agreement that is, as we speak, being established between the two countries.”
In 2016, the United Kingdom voted to depart from the European Union and formally left in January 2020. Since then, it has allowed countries to individually collaborate with one another without navigating the bureaucratic or diplomatic tape of a larger bloc. “\[The agreement\] will reflect things that were not there before, like instead of just goods also services, which is very supportive for tech companies, innovation, and better terms for the parties.”
You can watch the entire exchange in the video above.