US urges Israel to purchase American-made fire trucks

Americans want a piece of the multi million shekel pie that the State is expected to invest in the next year for the purchase of new fire trucks. Ynet learned that the US embassy in Tel Aviv has approached the Ministry of Industry Trade and Labor with a complaint over the fact that there seems to be discrimination against US fire trucks in the Fire Services Commission tenders.

According to the complaint, even though US trucks are sold in Israel and fulfill the standardization requirements, the commission states its preference for the European trucks in advance as a basis for the trucks it purchases.


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