ANNOUNCEMENT 15 Feb 2010

In February 2010, the government of Israel announced a change in import formalities.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 1 liberalising

SOURCE



Haaretz. (16 February 2010). Car importers brace for rivalry . Available at http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/business/car-importers-brace-for-rivalry-1.263425

IHS Global Insight. (23 February 2010). Israel Reforms Car Import Legislation.

Jerusalem Post. (21 February 2010). Auto-import reform could lower prices. Available at http://www.jpost.com/Home/Article.aspx?id=169234


Inception date: 16 Feb 2010 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

Import-related non-tariff measure, nes

According to numerous and consistent press reports, on 15 February 2010, the parliament of Israel adopted a law to liberalize the country's car import regime. Under the new rules, foreign manufacturers may import their vehicles through more than one licensed partner.
 
Prior to the change, foreign companies were only able to do so through a single licensed importer.

AFFECTED SECTORS