Fair Treatment of Israel in Product Labeling Act of 2016

February 9, 2016
February 11, 2016
Referred to House (sub)committee

Introduced in response to the notice issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office on 1/23/16 (see Update on Conflict and Diplomacy in JPS 45 [2]), this bill would alter U.S. regulations on labeling of goods imported from Israel and the oPt. Goods would be required to carry one of the following “country of origin” labels: “Israel,” “West Bank,” “Gaza,” “Gaza Strip,” “West Bank/Gaza,” or “West Bank/Gaza Strip.” The new system would allow products imported from Israel’s settlements in the oPt to be labeled as if they originated in Israel.

1 cosponsor (1R).

See also: similar bill S. 2474 of 2/1/16, which offered a slightly different list of identifiers for products imported from Israel and the oPt.

Last major action: 2/11/16 referred to House Subcomm. on Trade.

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