An up-to-date link to general indications, including rules of origin and other requirements. There are no Israeli free trade rules. The ESTV contains a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding to remove barriers to trade in services such as tourism, communications, banking, insurance, business advice, accounting, law, IT services and advertising. It also contains an agreement to remove all restrictions on public procurement and calls on Israel to relax its compensation requirements for government authorities other than the Israeli Ministry of Defence. Israeli customs authorities may initiate a U.S. content verification investigation if they have a reason to question the accuracy of a U.S. claim in the filing of the invoice and/or when they decide to randomly verify its contents. In order to avoid a lengthy verification of the contents and possible delays in goods arriving in Israel, it is recommended that U.S. exporters carefully review and understand the rules of origin before signing the invoice statement (see „Origin Determination Rules“ on page 1). 6.
In cases where goods are transferred to distribution warehouses and the transaction invoice is issued by a U.S. or intermediary agency, please include in the U.S. „INVOICE DECLARATION“ document the list of origin products eligible for a tariff preference. Q. Will our package continue to be processed duty-free if we still insert the certificate of origin/green/“form A“ in the batch? Q. If U.S. exports do not receive duty-free treatment under the U.S.-Israel free trade agreement, does the Israeli government still require the exporter to issue a standard certificate of origin to accompany each shipment, or is the trade bill sufficient? For more information and the full text of the free trade agreement, visit the USTR website at: ustr.gov/sites/default/files/files/agreements/FTA/israel/Israel%20FTA.pdf Find a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and answers on reporting procedures for Israeli customs. The information presented in this FAQ will serve as a general guide. Only the text of the treaty and the customs provisions adopted for the implementation of the agreement are final. In the event of complex issues or interpretation, U.S.
exporters should seek the assistance of a lawyer or a preliminary decision of the Israeli Customs Administration. The free trade agreement between the United States and Israel is obsolete by current standards because it has detailed obligations only for trade in goods, while recent free trade agreements contain detailed commitments in the areas of agriculture, services, investment, intellectual property protection, standards, transparency and the rule of law. U.S. exporters with specific questions about the billing statement can e-mail Ms. Yael Torres, a trade specialist, at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel: firstname.lastname@example.org to be in contact with a representative of Israel`s Custom`s Authority. I declare, the undersigned, that the goods covered by this document, unless otherwise stated, are fully compliant with the rules of origin and other provisions of the Agreement establishing a free trade area between the Government of Israel and the Government of the United States of America. Israel FTA Text: The full text of the agreement.
Q. If a mailer contains several items, some of which meet the original criteria and others do not, is it possible to adapt the language of the billing statement to indicate which positions have been confirmed on the invoice in order to comply with the rules of origin (instead of the invoice statement covering all the products listed in this document)? The Israeli Free Trade Agreement (ILFTA) came into force on 1 September 1985 and has included qualified industrial zones (QIZ) since 1996.