Re-question 2434 and 2429, in regard to immersing utensils manufactured in Israel, but sold in a non-Jewish store. If the item was given on consignment to the Gentile store, does it still need to be toiveled?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion is that usually the non-Jewish store owner does not actually acquire the items given to him on consignment, as the agreements commonly contain a clause stating that the goods shall remain the consignor’s property until sold to consignee’s customers. Therefore since the consignor is Jewish, the items would not need tevila.
The Rov added that proper inquires should be made to ascertain that there are no other Gentile proper owners involved in the stages of the imported utensils.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a