Mississippi businesses invited to trade mission to Israel

The Mississippi Development Authority will lead a delegation of state business leaders on a trade mission to Israel.

The group will visit Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem from March 17-22.

MDA interim director Jim Barksdale says the trip is designed to connect Mississippi businesses looking to expand trade and create business relationships with opportunities in Israel.

Barksdale says the U.S.- Israel i Free Trade Agreement allows U.S. companies to export their products to Israel duty-free.