Like similar bills H.R. 4503 of 2/9/16 and S. 2474 of 2/1/16, this bill would alter requirements for labeling products imported from Israeli-occupied territories. It was also introduced in response to the Customs and Border Security office’s 1/23/16 notice reiterating current U.S. policy. Specifically, it would require that all products imported from the West Bank be labeled “West Bank” if they were produced in an area “not administered by Israel” and labeled either “Israel,” “Made in Israel,” or “Product of Israel” if produced in an area administered by Israel (i.e., the settlements). Products originating in Gaza would be required to carry the words “Gaza” or “Gaza Strip.”
20 cosponsors (20R).
Last major action: 2/18/16 referred to House Subcomm. on Trade.