Health, Economy

"What's good for Europe is good for us": Israeli toiletries reform passes first vote

The reform, advanced by the Health Ministry, would allow any toiletries approved for sale in the EU to be sold in Israel without an additional license from the ministry.

Toiletries. Illustration. (Photo: AtlasStudio/Shutterstock)

The Health Ministry announced today (Monday) that its law proposal amending the regulation of toiletries sales in Israel passed the first vote in the Knesset plenum.

The law, based on the slogan "What's good for Europe is good for us," is meant to help reduce the cost of toiletries in Israel by allowing any toiletries legally sold in the European Union and following their regulations to be sold in Israel - without need for an additional ministry certification or license, as is the situation today.

Health Minister Buso said that "the toiletries reform will bring significant tidings to the citizens of Israel, make more imports easier, increase competition and lead to a drop in prices, while maintaining the safety of toiletries marketed in Israel."

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