Required Trade Documents
prior to customs clearance
license (Ministry of Economy and Trade)
Standards Certificate: depending on the kind of the item imported (i.e. food stuff, electrical appliances, etc.), a certificate of standards should be available. Israeli certificates are the only ones acceptable by the Israeli customs authorities.
The approval of the Ministries of Health and Agriculture for foodstuffs and chemicals, in the form of a letter addressed to the Ministry of Economy and Trade.
The approval of the Ministry of Transportation for mobile machines and apparatus, in the form of a letter addressed to the Ministry of Economy and Trade.
The conformity of products with the PA measures and specifications, in the form of a letter addressed to the Ministry of Economy and Trade.
For petrol and oil stuffs the approval of the general petroleum association is needed, in the form of a letter addressed to the Ministry of Economy and Trade.
If the product is mentioned in list A1,A2 , the importer should write in the application this item is according to list A1 or A2. A1 and A2 lists contain certain basic commodity and food items.
The application should be printed.
The sticker on the product should show the name of the product, the content, expiry date and the name and address of the exported company.
When the importer complies with all the above points an importation license is issued for one year for a certain quantity specified in the import license, and permission given to the importer and registered at all customs crossing points and listed on the Israeli general customs computer system.
The number of import licenses issued by the Ministry of Economy and Trade were as follows:
Exports to Arab countries, which do not have peace or trade agreements with Israel, should have a certificate of origin issued from the Chamber of Commerce certified by the relevant Palestinian Embassy