Pepper (Piper nigrum L.); (HS: 0904); (ICS: 67.220.10)
SI 959 part 1 - Pepper (Piper nigrum L.), whole or ground - Specification: White pepper (7 pages in Hebrew and 27 pages in English); SI 959 part 2 - Pepper (Piper nigrum L.), whole or ground - Specification: Black pepper (7 pages in Hebrew and 23 pages in English).
Revision of the Mandatory Standard SI 408, dealing with Pepper (Piper nigrum L.), to be replaced with SI 959 parts 1 and 2. These new draft standard revisions adopts the International Standards ISO 959-1 - Second edition: 1998-05-15 and the International Standards ISO 959-2 - Second edition: 1998-05-15, accordingly and therefore are significantly different from the old standard. The major differences between the old version and these new revised draft standards are as follow:
· Divides the standards to two parts dealing with white and black pepper separately;
· Adds references to Israel national laws, regulations and official documents;
· Deletes the paragraph 106 dealing with compliance;
All the requirements of these new draft standards will be mandatory after publication in Israel's Official Gazette.