Certificate of Origin Requirement for US-Israel FTA ending June 30, 2018
U.S. companies sell over $13 billion worth of goods every year to Israel, a major export market. When these goods are wholly, or some cases, partially, manufactured in the United States, they may qualify for duty-free entry to Israel under the terms of the U.S. – Israel Free Trade Agreement. Many exporters and freight forwarders may be familiar with the “Green Form” certificate of origin that has been required to take advantage of duty-free entry.
As of June 30th, 2018, the “Green Form” certificate of origin will be entirely phased out and will no longer enable duty-free access to the Israeli market.
There has been confusion among U.S. exporters over how to maintain duty-free access to this important market. To keep prices as low as possible, it is important that exporters understand the new requirements.
Although the old “Green Form” will no longer be used, most other terms of the Free Trade Agreement remain intact. The difference is that exporters will now need to provide one of two declarations on their Commercial Invoices to Israeli buyers. The declaration to be used is based upon the requirements of the Free Trade Agreement, and using the declaration is now a requirement to maintain duty-free access.
If you are a U.S. Exporter to Israel or any other country, contact essDOCS Certification for more information about Origin requirements and Free Trade Agreements relevant to your export destinations.
Our experienced Certification Team ensures that essDOCS electronic Certificates of Origin fully comply with all necessary trade requirements, working closely with relevant stakeholders such as Chambers of Commerce, Authorizing bodies, Customs and more.