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Issue No. 11 - March 2020 
Adv. Gill Nadel

Welcome to the eleven issue of Customs & Trade in Israel.
We are aware of the uncertainty and the many commercial, professional and personal challenges tied with these times. We wish you, your families and all nations of the world the best of health and continued prosperity.

Customs & Trade in Israel, published by the Customs and International Trade Law Practice at Goldfarb Seligman & Co., provides legal, regulatory and legislative updates related to customs and international trade in Israel.

 1. Yachts Also Pay Purchase Tax
Overview: In this article, we will review the various court rulings in Israel, which discussed a variety of questions that arose as a result of increased enforcement in the sailing sector.
Criminal Cases
 2. Selective Enforcement by the Tax Authority in its Decision Whether to Convert an Indictment to a Criminal Penalty
Overview: In this article, we will review the ruling of the Ashdod Magistrate Court, which discussed the request of a dock manager at the Ashdod port who was charged with entering and purchasing in duty-free stores without being authorized to do so, to convert his indictment to a criminal penalty.
Court Litigation and Other Topics
3. The Court Rejected a Request for Information Regarding the Disclosure of Importers' Identities
Overview: In this article, we will review the Jerusalem District Court's ruling regarding a claim filed by the owner of a gas exploration company against the Tax Authority, following its denial of a request for information under the Freedom of Information Law for the disclosure of the identity of entities who import or imported sulfur from Kazakhstan.
4. Document Discovery in Customs Authority Classification Disputes
Overview: In this article we will review the Tel Aviv Magistrate Court's ruling, which accepted most of an importer's request for production of documents which may attest to the classification dispute between the parties regarding anodized aluminum profiles.
Export Control and Trade Sanctions
5. The European Court of Justice's Ruling - Goods Produced Over the 'Green Line' Must be Labeled
Overview: In this article, we will review the November 12, 2019 decision of the European Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") regarding the obligation to mark products originating beyond the 'Green Line', and the possible legal implications of this decision.

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The content in this communication is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be comprehensive. It does not serve to replace professional legal advice required on a case by case basis. The firm does not undertake to update the information in this communication or its recipients about any normative, legal or other changes that may impact the subject matter of this communication. If you are interested in obtaining further information or wish to follow the legal developments in this matter, please contact Adv. Gill Nadel - Chair of the firm's Import, Export and International Trade Law Practice, and a Deputy Department Head of the Tax Department. Email: Gill.Nadel@goldfarb.com, phone: +972-3-6089979.