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Turkey and Azerbaijan signed cooperation agreement in the field of Halal Accreditation

An agreement on cooperation in the field of halal accreditation was signed between the Halal Accreditation Agency and the State Service of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Antitekel, and Consumer Market Control.

An agreement on cooperation in the field of halal accreditation was signed between the Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) and the State Service of the Ministry of Economy of the Azerbaijan Republic Antitekel and Consumer Market Control by the Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan and the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mikayil Cabbarov.

According to the written statement made by the HAK, it was noted that they are very pleased that training and technical cooperation will begin between the two countries in the field of halal quality infrastructure within the framework of the agreement signed with friendly and brotherly Azerbaijan.

In the statement, it was stated that there is a fragmented structure among Muslim countries regarding halal documents that can be obtained as a result of meeting the fiqh and scientific requirements and that different halal standards and certification systems sometimes appear as an obstacle at the global level, and the following statements were made:

“The way to increase the reliability and validity of these documents is to make a harmonized accreditation mechanism prevail. In this respect, the HAK, which was established as an indication of the importance it attaches to the issue, signed a cooperation agreement with Azerbaijan, after the friendly and brotherly countries Pakistan and Kazakhstan. With this agreement, an important step was taken towards creating a common and harmonious language among Muslim countries.”

In the statement underlining that during the 1.5 years since it started to accept accreditation applications, a total of 38 certification bodies from 17 different countries (Turkey, Australia, Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Lithuania, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Brazil, India, Taiwan, Japan) received halal accreditation applications:

“The HAK, whose number of halal certificates under the scope of accreditation is over 425, will share its experience and knowledge with the relevant institutions of Azerbaijan and will continue to support Azerbaijan’s activities for halal quality infrastructure. HAK will also continue its efforts to gain halal accreditation status to certification bodies in Azerbaijan.”

Source: AA / Translated by Irem Yildiz

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