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29 June 2022, 17:29

Over 20 Belarusian companies certified to manufacture halal products

BREST, 29 June (BelTA) - More than 20 Belarusian enterprises have been certified to manufacture halal products, Chairman of the Belarusian State Committee for Standardization Valentin Tataritsky told reporters in Brest on 29 June, BelTA has learned.

"Belarus has a tremendous job. The United Arab Emirates has accredited our organization. We have our own certification body, thanks to which our manufacturers can exports products meeting the halal requirements. About 22 enterprises have already been certified. Basically, these are dairy and meat products and alcoholic beverages. We recently signed a cooperation agreement with Indonesia. It's a huge market. The next step will be to get our halal certificates recognized in that country. We will try to complete this work with the National Agency for Standardization of Indonesia this year. The next in line for us will be Pakistan," Valentin Tataritsky said.

Valentin Tataritsky took part in an event to honor the winners of the Person of the Year of Brest Oblast contest and the winners of the regional excellence competition 2021. The head of the agency presented the Belarusian Government Quality Excellence awards 2021. He lauded the Brest Oblast manufacturers for the consistently high positions. About 40 enterprises and organizations received awards in four nominations. Brest Oblast is traditionally one of the leaders in terms of the number of winners. For two decades, more than 1200 goods produced by Brest Oblast enterprises have been recognized winners.

"Any industry is expected to make high-quality competitive goods. The State Committee for Standardization has been creating an infrastructure, the necessary conditions so that local manufacturers know modern requirements, are able to test product compliance with the best world trends. It's not an easy process. This is the purposeful policy of the government and the country's leadership. Thanks to it we can manufacture competitive products today. This is an element of the living economy, with our products in demand outside the country," said the chairman of the State Committee for Standardization.

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