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Cosmetics: Israel

Volume 502: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consignments of cosmetics were imported from (a) Israel and (b) Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories in each of the last three years. (305257)

The term cosmetics covers a diverse range of products. Therefore the figures provided cover the most likely imports of interest—beauty and skin preparations, including skincare products and aftershave and bath preparations, deodorants and similar products.

Israel

Consignments

Beauty and skin care preparations

2007

246

2008

260

2009

370

Aftershave and bath preparations, deodorants and similar products

2007

41

2008

32

2009

47

Checks have not revealed any imports of the above products from Palestine. The Occupied Palestinian Territories do not have their own country of origin code. Consequently, importers can only declare Israel or Palestine as the country of origin on the Customs import declaration.