Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – The UAE, supports the Halal products sector in Republic of the Philippines, through technical cooperation and exchange of experiences between the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, and the Philippine Accreditation Authority. To help the Trade movement, and removes trade barriers between the two countries.
The agreement was signed in the Philippine’s capital, Manila, by His Excellency Abdullah Al Maeeni, Director General of the Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (ESMA). Mr. Ernani Dionisio, a third director of the Philippine Accrediting Authority.
Through this agreement, ESMA will help the Republic of the Philippines to access a unified system and standards of halal products, in a way that ensures the strengthening of the Philippine Halal industry and make it in a rival regional and global trading site.
Trade exchange between the two countries reached about 2.2 billion dollars last year, said Abdullah Al Maeeni, Director General of “ESMA”. He pointed to the continuous development of the UAE’s economic and commercial relations in a way that ensures further development and growth to serve the interests of, especially in terms of the Halal industry.
He said that the agreement includes the implementation of the UAE Halal Control and Information Exchange System and the training of the Philippine side on the requirements of the UAE system for certificates of products and the acceptance of accreditation certificates issued by ESMA.
The UAE has taken several steps towards establishing an integrated global system for the Halal products sector that is integrated and inclusive for a vital and important sector of remarkable international interest and added value to the national economy. He added.