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The Consumer Goods Administration is entitled to withhold the granting of the special permit, to suspend it after it has been given, or to cancel it, should it deem this  necessary in order to ensure that no beverage is imported to Israel which does not comply with the requirements of the law and of this circular.


3 - A“Intoxicating Beverages”

Beverages and potable alcohols of the types set forth in Chapter 22 of the Supplement to the Customs Tariff and Exemptions Ordinance, 1937, whose import is contingent upon a special permit pursuant to the Free Import Order, 1978.

Should the name of a certain beverage be mentioned in this circular, it shall be interpreted as set forth with regard to said beverage in IS 1318 – Wine, IS 407 – Beer,  IS 309 – Ethyl Alcohol, or IS 1572 Part 1 – Alcoholic Beverages – Definitions, Descriptions and Marking.

A list of the laws applying to imported alcoholic beverages is appended to this circular as Appendix A.

3 - B“New Intoxicating Beverage”

An Intoxicating Beverage which has not yet been imported to Israel.

3 - C“Previously Imported Intoxicating Beverage”

An Intoxicating Beverage which has previously been lawfully imported to Israel.

3 - D“Certificate of Origin”

A permit from the competent authority in the country of production, verifying the country of cultivation of the original materials and the area of cultivation, if the latter is set forth on the Label of the beverage.

3 - E“Approved Laboratory”

A laboratory which has been approved by the Commissioner for Standardization, pursuant to Section 12 (a) of the Standards Law, 1953.

3 - F the “Administration”

The Consumer Goods Administration in the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.

3 - G“Competent Authority”

The Director of the Administration or anyone empowered for the purpose, pursuant to the Import and Export Ordinance [New Version], 1979, are in charge of granting of the permits and implementation of this circular.

UNCLASSIFIEDUSDA Foreign Agricultural Service

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