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Details with regard to the compatibility of the composition of the
Intoxicating Beverage with the requirements of the law and of this circular, including a detailed listing of any deviation.
If the beverage is beer, and if its expiry date has passed or is about to fall
within 30 days, it must be clarified that no beer whose expiry date is about to fall within three months shall be released from Customs.
With regard to a New Intoxicating Beverage: whether the composition of the
beverage is identical to the composition which was described by the manufacturer in the document submitted pursuant to Section 4 - A, (4) above, and if not, a detailed listing of the deviation from said composition and the required correction of the Label, provided the beverage is an Intoxicating Beverage as this term is defined in this circular.
f) With regard to a Previously Imported Intoxicating Beverage: whether the
composition of the beverage is identical to the known composition of the beverage
as documented at the time of the first import of the beverage to Israel.
5.Release of the Shipment from the Control of the Customs Authorities
Following the arrival of the shipment of Intoxicating Beverages in Israel, the manufacturer shall take action to have the shipment released from the control of the Customs authorities, according to the following rules:
5 - A
The manufacturer shall ensure that a representative of the Approved Laboratory which issued the Certificate of Examination during the stage prior to the import shall take samples of each brand name and submit them for examination. With regard to the import of a New Beverage, one sample shall be taken for each brand name. With regard to the import of a Previously Imported Beverage, three samples shall be taken for each brand name.
5 - B
The Approved Laboratory shall examine the composition of the Intoxicating Beverage of which said sample were taken, shall draw up a Certificate of Examination with respect thereto, in the format set forth in Section 4 - C above, and shall determine whether the composition of the beverage is identical to the composition in respect of which the special permit was issued during the stage prior to the import.
5 - C
The importer shall provide the Administration with the Certificate of Examination issued by the Approved Laboratory and with an “Examination and Release of Intoxicating Beverages” form (IC 70.032), including the documents required in accordance with said form: a copy
UNCLASSIFIEDUSDA Foreign Agricultural Service