Importation of medical equipment into Israel through customs requires Ministry of Health approval via a free import order. There are two types of certification issued by the Ministry of Health Medical Device and Medical Equipment Division: The first type is periodic import clearance, which is divided into two groups: medical equipment registered in the medical device register, and unregistered products. The second type is a one-time import permit to bring medical supplies into Israel. This approval does not allow the importer to bring additional shipments of this product to Israel, nor does it mean that the products approved for import are registered in the medical equipment register.
The Medical Device and Medical Equipment Division of the Israel Ministry of Health may issue a “free sale permit” or “certificate of free sale” (CFS or FSC) to exporters, which facilitates approval by overseas health authorities of medical products and equipment that are registered and authorized for marketing and sale in Israel.