Government panel on cost of living advances the easing of import regulations

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hosts the fourth meeting of a government panel established to combat Israel’s rising cost of living.

The Ministerial Committee on Fighting the Cost of Living decides to increase the number of foreign workers permitted in Israel, in order to meet the labor demand in certain industries, and will bring that decision to the broader cabinet meeting on Sunday .

The committee also discusses measures to ease or set aside certain import regulations, so that products meeting European standards could be easily sold in the Israeli market, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office.

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