Commodities subject to mandatory standards
Amendment of the Standards Law, 5713-1954, 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 (5 pages in Hebrew, out of 70 pages. Please see Section 2 on pages 14-18, and for its entry into force, see Section 3 on page 18).
Draft amendment of Israel's Standards 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 2 and 3, 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 Standards Law and introduces an amendment aiming to reduce the cost of living by facilitating the flow of imported goods into Israel.
The notified draft amendment creates a new import regime that allows the import of commodities complying with International Standards, which were adopted as Israeli standards, to be based on an importer's declaration of conformity.
The notified draft amendment expands the Commissioner of Standardization's supervision and enforcement authorities in performing post-market surveillance.
The amendment should be approved before 4 November 2021, together with Israel's National Budget for the years 2021-2022.