An EU ruling released today effectively states that West Bank goods can’t be considered Israeli. According to the ruling, Israel has no standing in companies in settlements which make such products as cookies, pretzels, wines, cosmetics and computer equipment. Israeli goods made in the West Bank cannot enjoy duty-free access to the EU market. From now on there will be EU import duties on Israeli goods from the West Bank, rendering those products less competitive.
Linda Ramsden, ICAHD UK Director, says: “At last something to celebrate! So many of our supporters have campaigned on this specific issue, especially during the last few years. With this encouragement and the empowerment such news brings, let us all continue to work for the implementation of other international laws and universal human rights.”