Tel Aviv Import Export, Customs & Trade Law Firm

Gill Nadel Law Office

Main Office
98 Igal Alon st
Tel Aviv 6789141
Israel

Phone+972 (3) 6089979
Fax +972 (3) 6089920

Law Firm Overview

Established by Gill Nadel, the firm is located in the modern Airport City, close to the Ben Gurion Airport and to many of Israel &s international forwarders and customs brokers.

One of the Leading Firms in Israel in this field of Expertise, Gill Nadel law Offices Provide Legal Counseling and


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Articles Published by Gill Nadel Law Office

 Will the Recent Amendment of the Defense Export Control Law Ease the Licensing Process in Israel?

Recently, the Knesset (the Israeli Parliament) approved the Amendment of the Defense Export Control Law, 2016, thus establishing it as an inseparable part of the Defense Export Control Law.

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 Whom Must the Customs Authority Notify Regarding a Seizure of Goods in Israel?

The Ramla Magistrate Court rejected a claim filed by an importer in order to release goods seized in the possession of a different person as he was entering the country. The court determined that the seizer by the Customs Authority was performed in accordance with the law.

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 Updates to the Dual-Use Export Control List in Israel

Updates to the Wassenaar Arrangement list of controlled dual-use goods are published on a yearly basis, and the 2016 changes to the list were recently published. The changes were unanimously accepted by all countries who are a party to the arrangement.

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 Update for Brand Importers: An Encouraging Ruling from the Supreme Court in Israel

A recently published ruling of the Supreme Court (from 1.11.16) bodes well for brand importers. The Supreme Court rejected most of the Customs Authority's appeal, ruling that not all royalties paid by brand importers are subject to customs duty. On the contrary, a significant portion of these royalties are exempt from customs duty.

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 The Power of Attorney of Customs Agents in Israel - Legal Overview

As part of the representation before the Customs Authority, the customs agent and international forwarder act as the representatives of the importer or exporter before the Customs Authority, as well as before other entities: shipping agents (such as in releasing a delivery order), terminals and warehouses (such as in moving cargo into storage), ground transporters, and more.

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 The Court Mellows the Statute of Limitations on Submitting Claims for Restitution of Import Duties in Israel

According to Article 154 of the Customs Ordinance, whenever a dispute arises between an importer and the Customs Authority regarding a payment of duty or purchase tax upon the arrival of goods, the importer must pay the required duty or tax under protest.

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 Releasing a Car from Customs in Israel to an Entity Other Than the Importer - Who is Liable?

In the following article we will review a case in which a car was imported by personal import, but was released to a person who was not the original importer. The original importer filed a claim against all entities involved in the release process, including the Customs Authority, the customs agents, the advisers who aided the procedure, the foreign company (the seller), etc. The court accepted the claim and divided the liability among the various entities.

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 Legal Advise Relating to International Trade Must Now be Reported to the Tax Authority in Israel

Professional entities, such as lawyers, CPAs and tax advisers are routinely asked to provide written opinions to their clients regarding the classification of transactions for tax purposes, whether the client is liable to tax as a result of his actions, and more.

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 Disclosure vs. Confidentiality: The Customs Authority Transparency Obligation in Israel

A simple Analysis of the balance of power between importers and the Israeli Customs Authority will find it extremely unbalanced in favor of the Customs Authority, especially in the access to information aspect.

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 A Forwarder Is Not Required to Question an Importer's Declaration Regarding the Contents of Forwarded Cargo in Israel

Monetary disputes between clients (importers or exporters) and the various entities that form the logistic chain of transporting goods (such as forwarders or customs agents) are common, and frequently reach the courts.

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 Private Automobile Importer Will Not Receive Information on Other Importers in Israel

Among the most common disputes between importers and the Customs Authority are disputes regarding the valuation of the transaction. In other words, the sides dispute as to the amount subject to import duty, a dispute particularly relevant to goods subject to a relatively high duty rate, such as cars, automobile replacement parts, mobile phones and more.

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 Regulating Cyber Activity in Israel - Establishing a National Registry of Cyber Practitioners

Recent developments in the regulation of the cyber domain in Israel relating to defense export control of the cyber domain.

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 Not Every Delay in Customs Warrants Compensation

The Customs Authority is authorized to delay the release of imported and exported goods if it suspects a related offense has been committed, including false or fraudulent statements, failure to submit required documents, and others.

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 Increased Enforcement of Defense Export Control in Israel - First Criminal Trial Ruling

The intent behind the Defense Export Control law, 2007 ("the law"), and the various regulations and orders enacted thereunder, is to regulate defense export on the grounds of national security, foreign policy, international commitments, and other crucial interests of the State of Israel.

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 International Forwarder is Not Responsible for a Delay in the Release of Goods Due to the Holiday Season in Isreal

We will review the case of a bicycle and electric vehicles importer ("the importer"), who hired the services of a forwarding and customs broker ("the forwarder"). The importer sued the forwarder for a delay in the release of goods from customs.

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 A Customs Debt Notice which Is Not Backed by Tangible Evidence May Be Annulled in Israel

The Tel Aviv Magistrate Court determined that an importer proved his claim regarding the essence of the goods and accepted the importer's classification. The court criticized the Customs Authority for its conduct in the case, as it failed to preserve samples of the product and submitted opinion reports based on theories and assumptions rather than facts.

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 A Standards Update that Expanded the Criteria for the Violating Importer Status

Several months ago, we have published an article concerning Procedure 401 of the Standards Institution, which addresses the obligations applicable to importers in relation to compliance with the requirements of the Standards Institution of Israel (hereinafter: the "Standards Institution"), to the process of obtaining an Official Standard Certificate and to the status of "Unreliable Importer".

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 Boundaries of Allowed and Forbidden in Parallel Import in Israel

Parallel import in Israel is a growing and expanding phenomenon. Many brands are imported not only by official/exclusive importers, but by other importers as well.

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 Israel Import Taxes: New Voluntary Disclosure Procedure

On September 7, 2014, the Israel Tax Authority published a new procedure for voluntary disclosure of previously unreported income and assets, as well as a temporary order to replace the previous procedure, which was in effect since 2005, and the temporary order, which was in effect since 2011.

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 Defense Export Supervision - Obtaining a Marketing License in Israel

At the end of 2007, the Defense Export Control Law, 2007 (hereinafter: the "Law") entered into effect.

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 The Fundamentals of Defense Export Supervision - Obtaining an Export License

At the end of 2007, the Defense Export Control Law, 2007 (hereinafter: the "Law") came into effect.

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 There is No Obligation to Give Top Priority to Israeli Products in Business Connections that Occur

This is an article regarding the obligation to perchuse Israeli products after a tender was canceled.

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 Updated rulings: the right of lien of international forwarders and marine carriers.

This is an article regarding a case between an international forwarder and a marine carrier.

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 Is the price too low? On the Customs Authority's value invalidation.

This is an article regarding reducing the price of goods by importers

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 Can an international forwarder withdraw his price quote?

This is an Article regarding changing a price quote by an international forwarder

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 Hurried to Cancel a Contract? You'll Pay! - Israel

This article is dealing with the Israeli contracts law. Many companies customarily establish a joint venture for importing and marketing certain products, with one company responsible for the importation process to Israel, and the other responsible for marketing the products in Israel.

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 Principle Points of the Government's Decision to Lessen Import Obstructions in Regards to Standardization - Israel

This article is dealing with the new legislation regarding the standartization in Israel. A few months ago, the Israeli government reached a decision to implement the recommendations of the Trachtenberg Committee which aim to ease the economic burden of Israeli citizens.

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 A New Law for Regularizing the Import of Medical Equipment - Israel

This article is dealing in the new legislation regarding the importation of medical equipment into Israel. Many goods are subject to strict regulations in import or export, requiring the presentation of certifications and licensing from various authorities (the Ministries of communication, health, agriculture, the standards institute, etc.)

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 The Battle over Beer Taxation - Points of Interest - Israel

This article is dealing with the battle over the salse taxes over beer in Israel. It was recently reported that the Minister of Finance raised the sales tax rate on beer from NIS 2.18 per liter to NIS 4.19 per liter and in light of this, local producers of beer claim that they will not be able to withstand such a tax raise.

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 Parallel Import - New Rulings - Israel

This article is dealing with Parallel import of Tommy Hilfiger goods to Israel. The incidents of parallel import are increasing in our country. Many brand names are being imported not only by the exclusive/official importers, but by others as well.

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 Advertising Discounts, Distribution Fees and Warranty Fees in Israel

This is an article regarding advertising discount and distribution fees. The Customs Authority has recently published a draft of a position paper regarding the evaluation of goods for Customs purposes, covering three issues: advertising expenses, distribution fees and warranty fees.

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 Cargo was Stolen from a Warehouse? The Warehouse will be Required to Pay the Import Taxes - Israel

This article is dealing with the responsibility of a warehouse to the goods that are storage in it. Many importers enlist the services of the warehouses under Customs supervision for storing their cargo without having to pay import taxes. In this way, they can choose to pay the import taxes only after they have found buyers for their wares and then pay the taxes upon their release.

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 A Dog Importer Will Compensate the "Let Animals Live” Movement - Israel

Recently, the court obliged an importer of puppies from Uzbekistan to pay over 100,000 NIS to the "Let Animals Live" (Tnu L'Chayot Lichyot) foundation, for various expenses that the foundation bore after the puppies were imported to Israel.

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 Amendments on the ADR and RID Treaties Regarding Carriage of Dangerous Goods in Trucks and Trains - Israel

On the 1st of January 2011, amendments to the following existing amendments will enter into effect: 1. ADR - European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road. 2. RID - Regulation concerning the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail.

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 Shipping Fees without a Written Agreement - A Dispute between an Importer and a Shipping Company - Israel

An action for the sum of 21,000 NIS was filed to the Magistrate's Court of Haifa for a debt concerning failure to pay for continental shipping.

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 A Customs’ Agent Will Be Charged with Storage Fees - Israel

Recently, a decision was given by the Magistrate's Court of Tel Aviv, in which the court rejected a customs agent's objections to pay container storage fees.

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 Pistachios from Turkey Not From Iran - Customs Will Return Merchandise to the Importer - Israel

Recently, a decision was given by the Magistrate's Court of Tel Aviv, in which the judge instructed Customs to return pistachios to their importer after being confiscated, due suspicions regarding their country of manufacture.

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 Disinfection of Wooden Packages and Surfaces – Israel

One of the subjects in the field of international trade which has international regulation that is not a taxes or tariffs matter, is the subject of disinfection of wooden packages.

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 Duty to Report Money Being Brought Into or Out of Israel

According to the Money Laundering Prohibition Law, and the Prohibition on Money Laundering Ordinances (Methods of Reporting Monies Entering and Leaving Israel) 5761-2001, it is mandatory to report the flow of money in and out of Israel.

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 The Court: an Unsigned Contract with a Logistics Services Supplier Is Binding - Israel

From time to time, disputes rise between sides who do not regulate their relations in a written contract. Situations like these reach the courts for settlement, and for the court’s ruling on a complex question regarding the very core of the relations formed between the parties.

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 Can an International Forwarder Enjoy the Status of an Air Carrier? Court Updates - Israel

As we know, the laws of aerial shipping grant various benefits to an air carrier, including limited liability and shortened limitation period.

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 Customs Holds Goods that Violate Intellectual Property Rights - Israel

Recently, the question of the liability of customs relating to handling the infringing goods was discussed by the District Court of Petah Tiqwa.

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