Selfridges & Co.
Dear Mr. Foxman:
I am writing in response to your enquiry, and would like to clarify Selfridges' policy in relation to the sale of certain products manufactured on the Golan Heights and the West Bank.
We have carefully reviewed the matter and our understanding remains that neither the European Union nor the United Kingdom has prohibited the importing or selling of these products. As you know, we temporarily withdrew four products over the Christmas trading period and they will now be reintroduced. Their future stocking policy will be determined by our customers' demand, in keeping with our normal buying policy.
Since 1909, Selfridges' heritage has been built on its inclusiveness and openness to all customers. Although we understand that trading in international products can, in certain cases, be sensitive, it has always been our wish to avoid taking sides. We certainly do not wish to upset or offend any of our much-valued customers.
Thank you for having contacted us, thereby enabling me to explain our position.