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Parliamentary questions
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3 January 2020
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Nikolaj Villumsen
 Subject: Labelling of foodstuffs from settlements in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara in the light of the interpretation of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011

In the judgment concerning Organisation juive européenne and Vignoble Psagot (C-363/18), which was handed down on 11 November 2019, the European Court of Justice (ECR) held that foodstuffs originating in territories occupied by the State of Israel must bear the indication of their territory of origin and also, where those foodstuffs come from a locality or a group of localities constituting an Israeli settlement within the territory concerned, the indication of that provenance.

In the light of the ECR judgment, will the Commission act to make sure that foodstuffs from settlements in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara, too, including fish caught off Western Sahara, are similarly labelled, for imports into the EU, so that consumers and authorities can take informed purchasing decisions?

Last updated: 15 January 2020Legal notice