MINSK, 13 March (BelTA) - The State Committee for Standardization of Belarus and the Iran National Standards Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding as part of the official visit of Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko to Iran. The document was signed by Valentin Tataritsky, Chairman of the State Committee for Standardization, who made part of the state delegation, BelTA learned from the press service of the committee.
The memorandum is aimed to promote and develop cooperation on Halal products. Thus, the parties will collaborate on procedures of conformity assessment, standards and technical regulations for issuing Halal certificates and their mutual recognition of the Halal products manufactured and supplied by the countries. In this case, the mutual recognition of Halal certification results refers only to certificates issued by the relevant bodies of the parties: the Iran National Standards Organization (INSO) and BelHalal. The parties also plan to exchange experience and knowledge in technology, competencies, 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 the far 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. 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,” the press service said.