The first batch has arrived in Israel, with Israel’s Ministry of Agriculture saying the pork and beef will be sold in stores and supermarkets nationwide on Thursday.
The announcement comes days after the Trump administration announced a major beef-and-pork deal.
Israel is one of a handful of countries that export meat to the U.A.E., a trade pact between the U,A.N. and the United States.
The meat comes from the Us. company Tyson Foods.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has praised the deal, and Israeli officials have said they hope to export more meat in the coming months.
The Israeli news site Ynet said the first meat shipment is expected to arrive in Tel Aviv on Thursday, and the ministry said more meat will arrive in the next few days.
Netanyahu has said he wants to boost exports, especially to Europe.
The agreement is part of a U:S.
initiative to increase U.,A:S.-Israel trade to $3.5 billion by 2025.
Trump said in February that the deal would allow for “a big trade deal” and a new “gold standard” in the Middle East.
Israel has long been one of the U:A.S.-led international trade blocs.
But the two sides have struggled to forge a new trade deal after decades of bilateral agreements.
The Trump administration, under pressure from labor unions and consumer advocates, in December rejected a two-state solution in favor of a two states plus an independent Palestinian state.
Israel and the Palestinians want an independent state with East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state and live under the same legal framework as Israel.
Netanyahu is expected later this month to announce his first budget, which could include a boost in U.s. aid.