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EU rules do not allow the authorities in any third country exporter (such as Israel) to issue valid certificates of conformity with EU marketing standards for fruit and vegetables originating outside that third country (such as the west bank). The situation hypothecated by the hon. Member in respect of imports originating in Israeli settlements on the west bank cannot, therefore, arise. Although EU rules allow third countries to issue certificate of conformity with marketing standards, that does not mean that every import consignment will be accompanied by such a document, since importers can also apply for a certificate from an EU member state's authority. Moreover, Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs take steps to exclude the possibility that goods of west bank origin enter the United Kingdom incorrectly described as being Israeli for preferential tariff purposes, since quite different tariff arrangements apply to these two categories of imports.