Eu Israel Agreement

The 2010 judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Communities in the Brita case confirmed that products originating in the West Bank are not eligible for preferential tariff treatment under the EC-Israel Agreement and that claims to the contrary by the Israeli authorities are not binding on EU customs authorities. In its explanatory memorandum, the ECJ relied on the existence of two separate and identical association agreements, one with Israel, which applies to the `territory of the State of Israel`, the other with the PLO, which applies to the territory of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, and on the general principle of the right to inhabit peoples according to which no obligation may be imposed on a third party without his consent. At Israel`s request, there is a joint statement on the importance that both sides attach to the fight against xenophobia, anti-Semitism and racism. .

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