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 Protection of public health regulations (food) (import of regular food) 5776-2016 (21 pages, in Hebrew)
Reference: G/TBT/N/ISR/936

Date of arrival: 2016 November 15     -     Final date for comments: 2017 February 14


 New proposed regulations announced by Israel's Ministry of Health titled "Regulations for the protection of public health (Food) (Import of regular food) 5776-2016". These regulations follow the new "Protection of public health law (Food) 5776-2015" that entered into force on 30 September 2016. Chapter D of the law reforms Israel's regular food importation regime. It facilitates import procedures and aims to allow for a faster release of imported food to the market. These proposed regulations complete the import legislation procedure by replacing the current Ministry of Health Order # 05-007 titled "Import of conventional food – Pre-registration and release from quarantine and customs" and providing instead a set of online forms for importing regular food. The regulations include the following: Chapter A: Definitions Chapter B: General – Obligation to label food on delivery and documentations Chapter C: Declaration for regular food import – Submission, announcement of a change and payment of the relevant fee Chapter D: Arrangement of the release of regular food from quarantine – submission of an importer's request, submission of a customs agent's request, payment of the relevant fee, delivery examination and submission of documentation Chapter E: Bank guarantee Chapter F: Keeping documentation Chapter G: Different provisions – Entry into force, scope and transition period These regulations will enter into force on publication in Israel's Official Gazette, except for regulations 4(e), 9(b) and 10(b), which will enter into force on 1 January 20


Protection of Human Health or Safety

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Food products in general

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