Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – The Hebrew newspaper “Yedioth Ahronoth” said that high-tech factories in Israel find it difficult to import components from China, which imposes “sanctions on us” against the backdrop of the war in Gaza.
The newspaper says, citing importers, that the Chinese have begun to create bureaucratic difficulties for shipments to Israel of components that can be used for civilian and military purposes.
The newspaper also quoted a government source as saying: “It is clear that this is related to the war” on Gaza.
The components being discussed can also be used for military purposes.
Israeli importers say that Chinese suppliers have begun bureaucratic practices without announcing sanctions against Israel and are required to fill out many forms. They are delaying shipments under the pretext of not filling out the forms correctly, and the result is difficulties in obtaining supplies.
An Israeli government source told Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper that: “In recent weeks, high-tech companies have complained about delays in the supply of dual-use components (civilian and military) from China.”
The source adds, “In all the checks we conducted with official bodies, this was not a change in regulations, but rather a measure that had not been done in the past. We fear that the measure will be implemented strictly while we are at war (over Gaza). Appeals have been sent to the Chinese.” “Their official response is that there is no change in policy. The problem is that until all the new requirements are met, it is impossible to know whether the supply will be carried out. It is clear to all of us that this is directly related to the war” on Gaza.
The Chinese government took a clearly pro-Palestinian line in the war.
A high-ranking source in one of the factories told Yedioth Ahronoth: “The Chinese are imposing some kind of sanctions on us. They do not announce this officially, but they are delaying shipments to Israel. They have various pretexts and excuses, such as asking suppliers from China to issue export licenses to Israel that were not It didn’t exist before. In addition, it requires us to fill out a lot of forms, and it takes time. This has never happened to us before. And this is in many different types of components.. An electronic product has tens of thousands of components, but if it does not arrive, the product cannot be supplied.”
The newspaper says that importing through a third party caused a problem with high costs and delayed delivery time.