Products from Israeli settlements on occupied territory do not qualify for preferential trade treatment under Israel’s trade agreement with the European Community, says European Court of Justice.
Based on the fact that Jewish settlements in the West Bank are illegal under international law, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that products from Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank are not to be regarded as Made in Israel. Therefore, they cannot qualify for falling under the trade agreement between the European Community and Israel, which normally allows Israeli products to be imported into the Euro-zone free of import duties.
Time to ask why Israel gets to avoid the taxes everyone else has to pay.
Is this the same in every country?