Iran, Indonesia to expand co-op in Halal industries

Tehran Times

TEHRAN – During a meeting on Tuesday, representatives of the Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran (ISIRI) and the National Standardization Agency of Indonesia (BSN) discussed the expansion of cooperation between the two countries in Halal industries, IRNA reported.

Attended by ISIRI Head Mehdi Eslam-Panah, and Ebrahim Ebrahimi, director general of ISIRI International and Legal Affairs Office, the meeting was held on the sidelines of the 17th General Assembly of Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC) in Istanbul.

In this meeting, the two sides agreed to collaborate for training and development of standardization and mutual adaptability, as well as the exchange of priorities of the two countries for granting halal licenses.

The Standards and Metrology Institute for Islamic Countries (SMIIC), as an institute developing necessary mechanisms for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries, aims at setting new standards in the member states and eliminating technical barriers to trade consequently increasing the trade among them.

The institute also aims to establish conformity assessment schemes for the purpose of expediting the exchange of materials, manufactured goods, and products among member states beginning with mutual recognition of certificates.

The SMIIC also seeks for achieving uniformity in metrology, laboratory testing, and standardization activities among member states and ensuring education and training, and providing technical assistance to the OIC members in the domain of standardization and metrology. Hence, the Institute may cooperate with other regional and international organizations interested partially or wholly in standardization, metrology, or related fields.