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Tehran, Minsk to Accept Each Other's Halal Certification

Tehran, Minsk to Accept Each Other's Halal Certification
Tehran, Minsk to Accept Each Other's Halal Certification

The Belarus State Committee for Standardization and the Iran National Standards Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding during the recent official visit of Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko to Iran. 
The document was signed by Valentin Tataritsky, chairman of the Belarusian committee, and a representative of INSO, BelTA learned from the press service of the committee.
The memorandum is aimed at developing cooperation on Halal products, procedures of conformity assessment, standards and technical regulations for issuing Halal certificates and their mutual recognition of the Halal products supplied by the two countries. The mutual recognition of Halal certification refers only to certificates issued by the relevant bodies of the parties: the Iran National Standards Organization and BelHalal. The parties also plan to exchange expertise and knowhow related to technology, competencies and infrastructure facilities, as well as research and development related to Halal products.
“The signing of this memorandum is a continuation of the measures taken by the State Committee for Standardization of Belarus to assist the domestic industry in entering the markets of distant countries. Providing conditions for mutual recognition of necessary certificates, based on trust in national quality infrastructures, significantly saves time and financial costs of manufacturing enterprises,” the press service said. 
“Belarus already has such experience with the UAE, as a result of which 60 enterprises can supply Belarusian products to this country, as well as to other states of the Persian Gulf. Work is also underway as part of the relevant agreements with Indonesia.”

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