The energy efficiency of electrical appliances
Amendment of the Energy Sources Law, 5749-1989, incorporated into Israel's Economic Policy Law (Legislation Amendments for the Implementation of the Economic Policy for Budget Years 2021 and 2022), 5781-2021, Chapter _: Imports (6 pages in Hebrew, out of 70 pages. Please see Sections 4, 5 and 6 on pages 19-24).
Draft amendment of the Energy Sources Law incorporated into Israel's Economic Policy Law (Legislation Amendments for the Implementation of the Economic Policy for Budget years 2021 and 2022), 5781-2021, Chapter _: Imports, Sections 4, 5 and 6, published by the Ministry of Finance.
Israel's Economic Policy Law is a government bill presented to the Knesset (Israel's parliament) alongside the State Budget Law. This legislation incorporates government legislative amendments for structural, institutional and policy reforms necessary for the government to fulfil its economic policy. The Economic Policy Law devotes a separate section to Israel's Energy Sources Law and introduces an amendment aiming to reduce the cost of living by facilitating the flow of imported goods into Israel.
Section 4 of the notified draft amendment changes the import regime and allows the import of some electrical appliances that comply with the energy efficiency requirements applicable in the EU based on the importer's declaration of conformity. It is also required that the imported product be marketed in at least one EU member state.
Section 5 provides the proposed date of entry into force and Section 6 adds to the Law's first Annex a penalty for violating the new requirement.
This amendment should be approved before 4 November 2021, together with Israel's National Budget for the years 2021-2022.