On May 26, 2022, a round table was held at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce of the Kyrgyz Republic on the topic «Accreditation and certification in the field of the halal industry in the EAEU space».

       The round table was attended by representatives of the accreditation bodies of the EAEU countries, the Institute for Standardization and Metrology of Islamic Countries (SMIIC) and the Turkish Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK). From the Kyrgyz Republic, representatives of the State Institution «Center for the Development of the Halal Industry» under the IEC KR, the Kyrgyz Accreditation Center under the IEC KR, as well as representatives of the business community of Kyrgyzstan took part in the work of the Round Table.

        At the round table, HAK experts presented halal accreditation schemes used in international practice, special requirements in addition to international standards, as well as conditions for international recognition of accreditation results, and issues of accreditation and certification in the EAEU countries, including the Kyrgyz Republic.

       During the round table, common ground was outlined for further harmonization of accreditation and certification systems of the EAEU countries and interaction with SMIIC and HAK, meanwhile, the State Institution «Center for the Development of the Halal Industry» was proposed to adopt a unified concept of the halal industry and an accreditation system for certification bodies of halal products and services in the EAEU space.

      Mutual recognition of the results of accreditation and certification of halal products will make it possible to eliminate technical barriers and carry out trade between our countries without hindrance for the growth of the economy and the well-being of the peoples of the EAEU countries.

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