US policy of labeling products from the West Bank as ‘Made in Israel’ goes into effect

The US policy of requiring products made in Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be “made in Israel” went into effect last week, according to US Customs and Border Protection.

CBP issued a notice in The Federal Registerthe daily newspaper of the American government, December 23.

The advisory provides a three-month transition period (until March 23) for manufacturers to comply with new guidelines, which were issued by the US State Department last month, requiring products made in Israeli-controlled settlements in the West Bank be labelled. as “Israel”, “Product of Israel” or “Made in Israel” when exported to the United States.

Goods produced in areas of the West Bank controlled by the Palestinian Authority will be marked as “West Bank” goods and goods produced in Gaza will be marked as “Gaza” goods. This rejects the “West Bank/Gaza” label that has been permitted since 1997.

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