Israel settlement goods must be labelled as such

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Food products from Israeli-occupied territories must be clearly labelled as such to avoid misleading consumers, the EU’s top court ruled on Tuesday, in particular if they come from settlements there. The European Court of Justice said that, under EU rules on food labelling, it must be clear where products are from so that consumers can make choices based on “ethical considerations and considerations relating to the observance of international law.”
The ruling comes after France’s top tribunal asked for clarification of rules on labelling goods from the West Bank, including annexed east Jerusalem, which the international community considers occupied Palestinian land, as well as the Golan Heights, which Israel took from Syria in 1967.—AFP