Waste, parings and scrap, of plastics (HS 3915)
Israel's Free Import Order - Amendment no. 3, 5791-2021 (3 page(s), in Hebrew)
Third amendment to Israel's Free Import Order announced by Israel's Ministry of Economy and Industry. This draft amendment adds to the Order's First Annex a requirement that any import of plastic waste, classified as HS 39.15, shall require an import license from the Industries Administration at the Ministry of Economy and Industry. Approval will be granted in accordance with the standards and processes outlined in the Basel Convention.
In 1989, the State of Israel signed the Basel Convention, which regulates and controls transboundary movements of hazardous wastes and their disposal. In 2019 the Basel Convention had added a few new requirements applying to mixed plastic waste and required monitoring the import and export of these wastes. These requirements had entered into force on January 1, 2021. Israel's amendment is aligned with the new requirements.