• March 5, 2020
  • WTO

Israel | Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water | Standards Order

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Standards Order (Exemption for compliance with Mandatory Standards) (1 page(s), in Hebrew)

The voluntary standard SI 5452 dealing with testing of products for use in contact with drinking water was revised on 18 December 2016. This standard's edition added, among other requirements, a new limitation for the lead content in metal and plastic products in contact with drinking water and required that it shall not exceed 0.25% (by weight). A transition period for the entry into force of these requirements was set to 1 March 2018 for plastic products and to 1 March 2020 for metallic products, including taps and water pipes. The notified Exemption Order applies to taps and taps parts for drinking water covered by the scope of Israel's Mandatory Standard SI 1317 and SI 1347. It differs between kitchen taps and bathroom taps and requires that the entry into force of the lead content requirement for kitchen taps will remain 1 March 2020. The exemption applies to bathroom taps and postpone the entry into force with additional 4 months, until 30 June 2020. Other fixtures, detailed in section 1 of this exemption and bellow, are not intended for use with drinking water and therefore are exempt from complying with SI 5452 (according to section 5.1 of SI 1317 or to section 7.1 of SI 1347) until 1 March 2021, or until the Mandatory Standards SI 1317 and SI 1347 shall be revised, which ever comes first. The fixtures are as follows: Concealed mixer valve taps designed for baths or showers but not for kitchens; Bath Fillers; Mixing valves combined with thermostat; Automatic taps with a liquid flow control device (mechanic or electronic); Specific washing machine taps; Taps for concealed flush toilets.

Notifying member: Israel


Objective tag
Consumer information, labelling; Prevention of deceptive practices and consumer protection; Protection of human health or safety; Reducing trade barriers and facilitating trade


Agency responsible
Israel WTO-TBT Enquiry Point


  • Submission: 04/03/2020
  • Reception: 04/03/2020
  • Distribution: 05/03/2020
  • Final date for comments: 19/03/2020
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A


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