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Lengthy standards testing in Israel affecting UK exports

in Israel

Trade barrier summary

The Standards Institute of Israel (the statutory body in Israel that develops and establishes standards) regularly adopts standards developed by Israeli regulators that are not in line with international standards. For example, high standards for labelling requirements, which may discriminate against products exported to the market due to the increased packaging and labelling costs. In addition, the Standards Institute of Israel conducts tests on imports, which has resulted in many import checks, long waiting periods for standard import permits, and high test costs.

Sectors affected

  • All sectors



Date reported

15 October 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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