Bangladesh: BSTI starts issuing halal certificates

The Daily Star – Star Business Report

The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) has started issuing halal certificates for products.

Today, it provided halal certificates for nine products of three companies of Olympic Industries, according to a press release.

Bangladesh has adopted three international standards related to halal certification, BSTI Director General Md Nazrul Anwar said at the certificate awarding ceremony.

BSTI has started the formal process of issuing halal certificates in favour of products following the appropriate process, he said.

BSTI has taken the initiative as a member of the Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC)—the halal certification body of OIC member countries—to expand the export of domestic products, Anwar said.

As a result of issuing the halal certificate from BSTI, traders will now get the quality certificates and halal certificates of their products from a single platform.