UAE: Halal Accreditation Certificate awarded to the Agency of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Agency for Halal Quality Certification from Bosnia and Herzegovina was awarded by international halal accreditation certificate. The ceremony was held yesterday in Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC).   Halal accreditation certificate was handed over to Mr. Amir Sakic, director of the Agency by Mr. Khalid Mohammed Sharif, Assistant General Manager of Dubai Municipality and Mrs. Amina Ahmed Mohammed, Executive Director of the Emirates International Accreditation Center (EAIC). Mr. Zoran Milicevic, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in UEA participated in the handover together with delegation of businessmen who are engaged in importing halal products in the United Arab Emirates, headed by Mr. Muhamed Pršeš. On this occasion, accreditation was granted to certification bodies from Canada, USA, Belgium and UAE.

Assessment audit was carried out in August this year, when representatives of the EIAC (Emirates International Accreditation Center) visited the Agency for seven days and halal certified companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro. On this occasion, EIAC evaluators made an insight into the system documentation of halal certification, and immediately became convinced of the manner of auditing and supervision that auditors and associates of the Agency perform in production facilities. The certification and accreditation has been carried out in accordance with the requirements of the standards: GMO / UAE. 2055-2: 2016 Halal products – Part 2: General Requirements for Halal Certification Bodies, which includes the obligation to apply other ISO standards, the prevailing ISO 17065: 2015 standard.

By obtaining this certification, the Agency for Halal Quality Certification of the Islamic Community in Bosnia and Herzegovina has maintained the continuity of an internationally recognized halal certification body and has confirmed that it meets all the required competencies defined by the new international standards for halal certification. The accreditation certificate confirms the ability of the Agency for halal certification products and processes from categories: poultry slaughterhouses, small and large cattle; meat and meat products; permanent, semi-permanent and long shelf life products; and chemical and biochemical products.

With this certification, the Agency has become the authorized halal certification body for Montenegro, which will enable companies from this country to place their products on the market of the Gulf countries with the Halal Certificate of the Agency. Halal certified companies from other countries will also be able to apply to the Agency for exporting their products to the Gulf markets, for which they will receive special certificates.