26 March 2019 - NW819
Mashabela, Ms N to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry
With reference to goods imported from Israel, how is his department able to differentiate between goods produced in the occupied territories and those that are not?
Response from the NCC:
1. In terms of Notice 380 of 2013 published in Government Gazette No: 36364, on 12 April 2013:
(i) In terms of Section 24 of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008,:
a) No persons may apply a trade description to any goods that is likely to mislead a consumer;
b) The producer or importer of goods must apply trade descriptions disclosing the country of origin of the goods and any prescribed information;
c) An importer, producer, retailer or supplier in RSA must label Israeli goods that emanate from East Jerusalem, Gaza and West Bank as emanating from these areas as “Israeli Goods”
d) The labels must be permanent, legible and conspicuous.