World priority

Increasing business with the Palestinian Territories

This worldwide priority was withdrawn on 11 May 2015

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The British Consulate works to boost the UK’s reputation as a place to do business, to broker commercial partnerships and to increase the Occupied Palestinian Territories’ (OPTs) inward investment in UK companies and projects.


We are:

  • working to help the Palestinian economy achieve a sustainable growth in Gaza and West Bank
  • supporting the Palestinian Authority in its institutional reforms and state-building activities
  • increasing the number of British firms successfully doing business in the OPTs


The UKTI exporting to the Palestinian Territories document provides further detailed information on Palestine’s economy and opportunities.

The Overseas Business Risk report provides information on key security and political risks which UK businesses may face when operating in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. On 26 June we updated the information to include EU common messages related to financial and economic activities in settlements.

The UK’s open, transparent and business-friendly system makes it easy to start up a new company and there are no separate rules for foreign business entities. Read the guide why overseas companies should set up in the UK.