Food in general (ICS: 67.040)
Amendment of the Protection of Public Health Law (Food) 5775-2015, 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 (12 pages in Hebrew, out of 70 pages. Please see Section 7 on pages 24-38, and for its entry into force see Section 8 on page 38).
Draft amendment of the Protection of Public Health Law (Food) 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, 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 to fulfil its economic policy. The Economic Policy Law devotes a separate section to the Protection of Public Health (Food) Law and introduces an amendment aiming to reduce the cost of living by facilitating the flow of imported goods into Israel.
The notified amendment adds a new import route that allows for the importation of food products that meet EU regulations to be based on an importer's Declaration of Conformity, with a few exceptions as detailed in Annex 13 (pages 37-38). It is also required that the imported product be marketed in at least one EU member state.
The notified draft amendment should be approved before 4 November 2021, together with Israel's National Budget for the years 2021-2022.