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of the bill of lading; a commercial invoice; a Certificate of Origin; a Label for the beverage, approved by the Administration within the framework of the special permit; and a copy of the special permit.
5 - D
Should the requirements of the law and of this circular be fulfilled, the importer shall be granted a permit for the release of the Intoxicating Beverage from the control of the Customs authorities, provided that the commodity examined is an Intoxicating Beverage as this term is defined in this circular. Should the commodity be another beverage, which is not an “Intoxicating Beverage”, the commodity shall be examined pursuant to the relevant applicable law. If the beverage is beer, an “Examination and Release of Intoxicating Beverages” form shall not be issued for beer whose expiry date has passed or is about to fall within 30 days.
The Administration is entitled to approve the release of an Intoxicating Beverage from the control of the Customs authorities prior to the issue of the Certificate of Examination as required in Section 5, or to waive the issue of the Certificate of Examination, according to the rules set forth below:
6 - A
The Administration shall maintain a list of all of the importers of Intoxicating Beverages.
6 - B
The Administration is entitled to grant an importer of Intoxicating Beverages the status of “Recognized Importer” after said importer has brought to Israel at least ten shipments of Intoxicating Beverages on different dates, in a total quantity of at least ten cargo containers, over a period of at least one year, and has been found, on the basis of the cumulative experience, compliant with the provisions of the law and this circular. The Administration is entitled to grant an importer the status of “Recognized Importer” provided that said importer, prior to the publication of this circular, has been recognized by the Administration as a regular importer of Intoxicating Beverages which has complied with the requirements applicable to the import.
6 - C
The release of Intoxicating Beverages imported by a Recognized Importer from the control of the Customs authorities shall be implemented following the provision of an “Examination and Release of Intoxicating Beverages” form
6 - D
At the time of issue of the examination form, the Administration shall determine whether it is necessary for an Approved Laboratory to examine samples of the shipment. Within the framework of its decision, the Administration shall consider past experience with regard to the compliance of beverages of the same type with the requirements applicable thereto, the
UNCLASSIFIEDUSDA Foreign Agricultural Service