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quantity of beverages of the same type which have been imported and examined, and the interval which has elapsed since the last examination of that type. Should the Administration decide that it is necessary for an Approved Laboratory to examine samples of the shipment, samples of each brand in the shipment shall be taken by a representative of the Approved Laboratory, who shall transfer them for examination as set forth in Section 5 - A above.
6 - E
Should the laboratory examination reveal that the Intoxicating Beverages which have been released from the control of the Customs authorities do not comply with the requirements of the law and this circular, the Administration shall issue an order for the cessation of marketing of the beverages, subject to the importer being given the right to state his case before the Administration.
6 - F
Should the Administration decide to order the cessation of marketing of the merchandise, the importer shall be required to immediately cease the marketing thereof and to collect the merchandise in an agreed place acceptable to the Administration, pending a decision as to what shall be done with it.
6 - G
Should the Administration decide to prevent or to terminate the marketing of the merchandise, the Administration shall approach a Court for the receipt of an order for confiscation, destruction or return of the shipment to its country of origin, as the Court shall decide.
6 - H
The Administration is entitled to revoke an importer’s status as a Recognized Importer, should it transpire that the importer misused said status or that the importer does not comply with the requirements of the law and of this circular, or when there is a real suspicion of the import of Intoxicating Beverages which do not comply with said requirements, in such a manner as to justify the performance of laboratory testing prior to release of the shipments from the control of the Customs authorities. The Administration is entitled to decide as stated above in a general manner or with regard to a specific shipment. Prior to such a decision by the Administration, the importer shall be given an opportunity to state his case before the Administration.
This Director-General’s Circular shall enter into force as of the date of its publication in the Official Gazette.
Jerusalem,12 Kislev 5760
UNCLASSIFIEDUSDA Foreign Agricultural Service