BIS Announces Launch of U.S.-Israel High Technology Forum
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) today announced that the United States and Israel have agreed to launch the U.S.-Israel High Technology Forum (HTF). The HTF is an Under Secretary-level bilateral dialogue to address and facilitate high technology trade, investment and related security issues between the two countries.
The HTF was proposed by Mario Mancuso, Under Secretary of Commerce for Industry and Security, to senior officials of the Israeli Ministries of Defense, Foreign Affairs and Industry, Trade and Labor during his recent trip to Israel. In addition to the meetings with government officials, Secretary Mancuso met with Israeli business leaders during his trip.
The HTF is the first step in BIS's new effort to accelerate engagement with countries having the most dynamic and strategic technology markets.