Photo: Abdulla Al Awar, CEO, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre
DUBAI – The key priority for Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) this year is the global harmonisation of halal certification standards, its CEO Abdulla Al Awar told Salaam Gateway.
There is currently no single standards rulebook for halal and there are multiple halal trademarks, or logos. What this means for a business that wants to sell its products, for example, in three different countries with three different halal standards and trademarks, is that it has to go through the process of certification three times and print a different halal trademark on its products for sale in each of the three countries.
A high level of harmonisation reduces costs, including those of halal verification, and work done by individual accreditation bodies.
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