Arab Countries Agree on New Framework ForHalal Certificates Mutual Recognition
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Arab Countries Agree on New Framework ForHalal Certificates Mutual Recognition


DUBAI, UAE, February 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/--

Announcement made in UAE on the sidelinesof 4th Global Halal Industry Platform



Eng. Sultan Al Mansouri, UAE Minister ofEconomy, Chairman of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology,and a number of officials, ambassadors and consuls during the announcement ofthe Arab program of Halal in Dubai Monday 18 February 2019 (PRNewsfoto/ArabHalal Program)


Al Maeeni: UAE established and implementedthe world's first Halal food system


A unified Pan-Arab framework for the mutualrecognition of Halal products and services certificates was announced in theUnited Arab Emirates on Monday. A step aiming to enhance the competitiveness ofhalal food in international markets.


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The announcement of the Program was made atthe Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization pavilion in the 4thGlobal Halal Industry Platform organized by Emirates Authority forStandardization and Metrology, (ESMA).


The United Arab Emirates aims atglobalizing the halal Industry. Halal food and beverages market is set to reacha value of USD 2.5 trillion this year, according to the Organization of IslamicCooperation (OIC).


"The Global Halal Industry Platform,being held in conjunction with Gulfood Dubai, is considered a meeting point forthe most prominent global players in the halal industry. It also represents amajor opportunity to exchange ideas and visions of growth, with over 1.6billion Muslims around the world consuming halal food products," saidESMA's Director General Abdulla Al Maeeni.


He added that the UAE has for years beenleading efforts in this sector and launched the 'Dubai as the Capital ofIslamic Economy' initiative in 2013. It also established the 'Dubai IslamicEconomy Development Center' as well as the 'International Halal AccreditationForum' which includes 32-member states.


Al Maeeni said that UAE also strengthenedits ranking in the Global Islamic Economy Indicator, as part of its post-oilproduction vision. In fact, the country was the first to establish andimplement the world's first Halal food system with standards and practices inthe fields of accreditation, certification and evaluation.


The GCC countries alone import USD 50billion worth of Halal products. Also, Muslim consumers around the world areexpected to spend USD 3 trillion by 2023, according to a report by the DubaiIslamic Economy Development Center.


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SOURCE Arab Halal Program



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