Cosmetics and toiletries imports could be exempt from Israel’s fast-track rules

Cosmetics and toiletries imports could be exempt from Israel’s fast-track rules

A draft regulation suggests that cosmetics and toiletries could be among a long list of imports that would continue to be subject to burdensome customs regulations in Israel, despite the planned reform, according to a report published by Haaretz.

The list would bar baby care, pregnancy care, children’s products and anything that falls into the oral hygiene category from benefiting from the new fast-track procedure.

Prices for imported cosmetics and toiletries are 62 percent higher in Israel than in OECD countries, according to a study conducted by the country’s Finance Ministry. The new regulations were expected to reduce prices by opening the market up to competition from parallel importers and small businesses.

 

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