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A consumer guide for the retail purchase of Israeli products. Use this site to identify Israeli products likely to be available in retail stores near you, and the stores that carry them in stock. Watch this site for geographic and product line expansion.

Products from Israel meet highest quality standards, and many have unique features or designs not available in competing products. Many of these products can easily be incorporated into your regular shopping needs, while others are great for gifts or other occasional use.

Collectively, the frequent purchase of Israeli products will have a broad and significant impact on the Israeli economy and Israeli citizens.

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"The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regrets the outcome of the wine

BYEYTAN HALON JULY 14, 2017 04:11 All Israel-labeled bottles of wine may be sold once again in Ontario, Canada, after a directive to remove wine products produced in the West Bank from shelves was retracted. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) backtracked on their ruling on Tuesday that wine products labeled as "Product of Israel" should be removed from sale if their production could be traced to the West Bank. This led to the province of Ontario’s regulatory agency for liquor (LCBO) ordering vendors to remove such products from their shelves. All Israel-labeled bottles of wine may be sold once again in Ontario, Canada, after a directive to remove wine products produced in the West Bank from shelves was retracted. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) backtracked on their ruling on Tuesday that wine products labeled as "Product of Israel" should be removed from sale if their production could be traced to the West Bank. This led to the province of Ontario’s regulatory agency for liquor (LCBO) ordering vendors to remove such products from their shelves. CFIA overturned their decision in a statement posted on their website on Thursday. "The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) regrets the outcome of the wine labelling assessment which led to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario's (LCBO) response regarding products from two wineries labelled as 'Product of Israel'. In our assessment, we did not fully consider the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement (CIFTA)," said the statement. We can confirm that the products in question can be sold as currently labelled. The CFIA will be following up with the LCBO to correct our original response." The CIFTA agreement, which came into effect in 1997, seeks to eliminate trade barriers and tariffs as well as increasing investments between Israel and Canada. The LCBO wrote to wine vendors in Ontario to remove wines from the Psagot and Shiloh wineries, explaining that "'Product of Israel' would not be an acceptable country of origin declaration for wine products that have been made from grapes that are grown fermented, processed, blended and finished in the West Bank occupied territory." Jewish and pro-Israel groups welcomed Thursday's decision to overturn the ruling. Canada's Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) organization, which aims to improve the quality of Jewish life in Canada, commended the revocation of the directive. "We thank the Government of Canada for its rapid action in resolving this matter, and for reaffirming the strength of the Canada-Israel relationship,” said CIJA Chair David J. Cape. The initial decision drew sharp criticism from Israel's embassy in Ottawa. "Israel supports free trade and objects to its politicization. We are currently in touch with the Canadian authorities and are discussing this matter," said the embassy's head of public diplomacy, Itay Tavor.

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