Liberman Lifts Tax on Some Import Items

By Hamodia Staff

Workers at the Machsanei HaShuk supermarket chain, one of Israel’s largest, stocking shelves in Katzrin, Golan Heights. (Michael Giladi/Flash90)

YERUSHALAYIM – Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman signed an order on Thursday to cancel the customs duty on a range of imports, including vegetable oils, sauces, dried fruits, pastries, jams and snacks.

“Even before the high holiday season, we continue to reduce the price of the consumer’s food basket and lower taxes on a long list of food products that are found in every home in the State of Israel,” said Liberman. “We’ve been consistent in dealing with the challenges of the cost of living by all the existing channels; this is how we have acted until today and this is how we will also continue to act.”

Earlier in the week, Liberman announced the cancellation of import duties on fish.

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