Commodities subject to Mandatory Standards
Following the new import regime notified in G/TBT/N/ISR/1216 and G/TBT/N/ISR/1219 on 26 August 2021, the standards law and related legislation were amended by the following:
The new import regime allows the import of commodities complying with International/Foreign Standards, which were adopted as Israeli standards, to be based on an importer's declaration of conformity. According to the reform, the importer may choose to either issue a DoC to the applicable Israeli Mandatory Standards or to issue a DoC to relevant international/foreign standards, with an attachment of documents proving compliance with those standards. For additional information relating to the refor please see: https://www.gov.il/he/departments/topics/standardization-import-reform/govil-landing-page
The Standards Decree (Replacement of the third Annex to the Standards Law) 5782-2022 details the list of all Israel Mandatory Standards that are not approved for import according to compliance with International/Foreign Standards, whether in full or with special conditions applied to some of the products under each standard's scope (i.e. the 'Negative List'). The Director Order to the list of Mandatory Standards applicable to commodities under the Standards Law includes the list of all Israel Mandatory Standards that are approved for import according to compliance with International/Foreign Standards (i.e. the 'Positive List').