Oklahoma Trade and Investment Office Opens In Israel

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The Oklahoma Department of Commerce

Tulsa, OK — Kevin Chambers, International Division Director for the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, announced today the opening of a representative trade and investment office in Israel. The new office is funded by a grant from the Oklahoma-Israel Exchange (OKIE), a state organization that promotes relationships between Oklahoma and Israel.

Chambers said the purpose of the office is to assist Oklahoma businesses to export more of their products to the region. “Our new office will assist state companies in handling agent/distributor searches and provide assistance to local companies in their dealings with potential distributors,” said Chambers.

Chambers added that in addition to working with Commerce trade specialists throughout the state, this new office will send trade leads back to Commerce, private Oklahoma trading companies, and state and local chambers. Services provided by the Israel Office come at no charge to Oklahoma businesses.

Sara Sanditen, President of the Oklahoma-Israel Exchange, said that Sherwin Pomerantz has been selected as the Director of the new Israel Office that will be based in Jerusalem. “The Oklahoma-Israel Exchange is excited to have this opportunity. This cooperative effort represents a true public/private partnership. We look forward to a very fruitful relationship,” said Sanditen.

Sanditen said Pomerantz is president of Atid E.D. Ltd., an Israeli business consulting firm that acts to increase the level of trade between our two countries. She added that in a recent visit to Oklahoma, Pomerantz met with Commerce, the OKIE board, representatives of various chambers of commerce and private businesses to outline the objectives of the office.

For more information about the new Oklahoma trade and investment office in Israel, please contact Senior Trade Specialist Daniel Hogan, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, at (918) 594-8416 in Tulsa.