Recognising that Israel`s economy is still developing and that it wishes to contribute to the harmonious development and expansion of world trade; While the IUS-FTA requires that goods undergo real change, the agreement unfortunately offers no further indication of the meaning or extent of “substantial change.” This leaves a thin line between transshipped across the United States on the way to Israel and transformation into a new and autonomous product in the United States. However, Israeli jurisprudence welcomed this rule, but did not establish any concrete judicial audits. It took the position that a property is considered substantially transformed if it were subjected to a process of transformation based on creative and original thinking that required the use of specific materials and machinery – even if it was not fundamentally transformed into a whole other good. 4. A temporary bargaining measure covered in paragraph 1 may remain in effect for a period of no more than 150 days, unless it is extended by the competent legislative body of the relevant contracting party for a later period of 150 days. Quantitative restrictions can only be extended for an additional 150 days. b) the products meet the original criteria set out in the agreement. The indication of the original requirements is shown in paragraph 2. Amendment to the 1985 FTA Act: amendment to the 1985 FTA Act concerning the West Bank, Gaza Strip or a qualified industrial zone. Public Law 104-234, October 2, 1996, 110 Stat. 3058 and codified to 19 USC 2112 note. In other words, in order for a property to be considered an “American origin” and to be eligible for preferential treatment in Israel under the IUS-FTA, it must have been (i) substantially created or processed in the United States, (ii) have been shipped directly from the United States to Israel, and (iii) the cost/value of materials and the costs of direct processing of goods must be at least 35% of their assessed value upon entry into Israel.
A substantial transformation means that the property has been transformed into a new and other commercial item, with a new name, character or new use different from the original article or material. E. The proceeding is trying to resolve the dispute in agreement with the parties. If the proceeding is not in the presence of such a resolution, it submits to the parties, within three months of the appointment of the first member, a report containing factual findings, a report detailing whether one of the parties has breached its obligations under the agreement or whether a measure taken by either party significantly distorts the commercial benefits of this agreement or seriously compromises the fundamental objectives of this agreement, as well as a proposed settlement.