impact of the U.S.-Israel Free Trade Area Agreement on U.S. exports : the role of the tama by Joseph Pelzman

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Published by Maurice Falk Institute for Economic Research in Israel in Jerusalem .

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  • Israel -- Commerce -- United States,
  • Israel -- Commercial policy,
  • United States -- Commerce -- Israel

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Statementby Joseph Pelzman.
SeriesDiscussion paper -- no. 88.06, Discussion paper (Makhon le-meḥḳar kalkali be-Yiśraʾel ʻal-shem Moris Falḳ) -- no. 88.06
LC ClassificationsHF1584Z4 U56 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination54 p. --
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20080637M

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