Goods entering the West Bank and Gaza may be subject to marking and labeling requirements in order to prevent “leakage” back into Israel. Some goods, such as cigarettes and laundry powders, now have Arabic or Arabic/English stamps labeled “Only for sale in the West Bank and Gaza.” U.S. businesses should check with a Palestinian importer for exact specifications.
All products imported or brought into the West Bank and Gaza must carry labels in Arabic in addition to the original labels. The labels must carry information on the product ingredients, production and expiry dates, and consumer warnings for hazardous products such as cigarettes and flammable materials. For more information, contact Senior Commercial Specialist Assad Barsoum at Assad.Barsoum@trade.gov.