Washington, DC – Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06) has joined Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO-05) to introduce the Non-Discrimination of Israel in Labeling Act. This legislation is in response to the January 23rd U.S. Customs and Border Protection policy reissuance regarding country of origin marking requirements for goods manufactured in the West Bank and Gaza.
“Congress must ensure that Israeli products do not face undue discrimination in our marketplaces and that waging economic warfare against Israel is unacceptable,” DeSantis said. “The Non-Discrimination of Israel in Labeling Act will help to ensure Israeli manufacturers may label their products appropriately and will stymie efforts of those who seek to target Israel through the BDS movement."
“I am pleased to stand with Israel today by introducing the Non-Discrimination of Israel in Labeling Act. This bill secures Israel’s right to label its products, including in the settlements, which protects both Palestinian and Israeli interests and jobs,” Lamborn said. “I am honored to work with Congressman DeSantis in opposing this effort to delegitimize the nation of Israel.”
The Non-Discrimination of Israel in Labeling Act will reaffirm the original intent of labeling requirements and defend the right of Israeli producers to label products manufactured in the West Bank as “Israel,” “Made in Israel,” or “Product of Israel.”
Original cosponsors include Reps. Martha McSally (AZ-02), Trent Franks (AZ-08), Michael Fitzpatrick (PA-08), David Rouzer (NC-07), Ryan Costello (PA-06), Lee Zeldin (NY-01), Diane Black (TN-06), Dennis Ross (FL-15), Mark Walker (NC-06), and Paul Cook (CA-08).