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Kazakhstan Set to Develop Halal Market

From 4 to 12 June, over 100 certification and accreditation specialists from Kazakhstan attended a training seminar on Halal standards in Astana. Over the duration of the course, participants received training on Halal requirements and OIC/SMIIC international standards set by international experts in Halal accreditation and certification. In her address, Zhanna Esenbekova, Chairperson of the Technical Regulation and Metrology Committee of the Ministry of Trade and Integration of Kazakhstan, emphasized the importance of national legislation adapted to ISO SMIIC standards for Kazakhstan’s economy as well as the need for trained specialists to promote and monitor compliance with Islamic requirements and standards. “Halal standards are receiving increasing attention worldwide and the areas of Halal standardization are expanding. Not so long ago, Halal concerned only a few types of everyday products, but today Halal has expanded its boundaries to areas such as transport and logistics, finance and credit, tourism and hospitality, clothing and footwear production, restaurant business and many others,” reported Esenbekova. One of the seminar’s lecturers, international expert Emre Kırıcıoğlu, added: “Today, the Halal market has over 1.8 billion consumers worldwide and a turnover of 2 to 5 trillion dollars, with regard to Halal financing. Kazakhstan has a reputation for self-sufficiency in food supply. Local meat, grain and vegetables are fine in quality and grown under favourable conditions. Given the profile of a large sector of the population, your country is well positioned to compete in international markets in products acceptable by Islam.”  

Central Asia countries to increase exports of halal products

BISHKEK (TCA) — Kyrgyzstan is preparing to launch a pilot project of voluntary certification and labeling of products and services for compliance with halal standards. "Kyrgyzstan has a high potential to increase exports of ecologically clean and quality halal products to the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union, the EU and Arab countries. The halal industry could make a significant contribution to the development of Kyrgyzstan’s economy,” then Kyrgyz Economy Minister Artem Novikov said last month at a roundtable to discuss the voluntary certification of goods and services for compliance with halal standards. Deputy Mufti of Kyrgyzstan Zamir Ajymkul, business people and religious figures took part in the discussions. Not all the products labeled as halal comply with Islamic standards in Kyrgyzstan, and consumers often complain about that, said Almaz Kaiyrbekov, head of the halal industry production department at the Economy Ministry. According to international certification, halal products should not contain ingredients that contain animal blood, pork, alcohol, meat of carnivores, and animals slaughtered without meeting the requirements of the Sharia. The product certification will be double-checked, Kaiyrbekov said. The Economy Ministry will check for compliance with quality standards, and the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Kyrgyzstan (SAMK) will control compliance with Sharia rules. Kyrgyzstan wants to enter the $1.1 trillion market of halal products, Novikov said. For instance, Russia ranks sixth in the consumption of such products, Kazakhstan purchases a lot of halal products, and Tajikistan decided to refuse from the import of meat products not meeting the halal standards. “Kyrgyzstan cannot stand aside, it is necessary to enter these markets and promote our products. A project for the delivery of 500 tons of lamb according to halal standards was signed with Iran, and 56 tons have already been exported. In total, 12 enterprises have the appropriate certificates in Kyrgyzstan," the Minister said. All necessary documents have been adopted and Kyrgyzstan is ready to launch a pilot project of voluntary certification and labeling of products and services for compliance with halal standards. "The system of marking will make it possible to find out what products are made of, and what path they have made to buyers," Novikov said. “In the future, consumers and exporters can choose either the product marked as halal or the one that has marks indicating the producer and raw products from which the final product was manufactured. It is the issue of relations between buyers and sellers," Economy Minister concluded. The Center for Standardization and Metrology at the Economy Ministry will deal with the halal certification. Currently, the Ministry and the SAMK implement this work on a pilot basis. "Halal certification and labeling is voluntary for entrepreneurs, and entails no barriers to the sale of goods to the EEU countries," Novikov said. It is expected that by 2020, the world’s halal food market will grow to $1.585 trillion and amount to 16.9% of global food expenditures. Russia Russia ranks sixth among the top countries for halal food products in the amount of $35 billion. Kyrgyzstan’s...

Kazakhstan introducing halal standards based on Malaysian experience

ASTANA (TCA) — Galymzhan Dugalov, Chairman of the Technical Regulation and Metrology Committee of the Kazakh Ministry of Investment and Development, spoke about the work being done to introduce halal standards in Kazakhstan at a briefing on February 6, the official website of the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan reported. Continue reading

Uzbekistan: Spanish company to help develop halal tourism

TASHKENT (TCA) — The Spanish company Horwath HTL will develop an analytical report for Uzbekistan offering specific recommendations for the implementation of Halal standard and a strategy for further diversification of pilgrimage tourism in the country, the Jahon information agency reports. Continue reading

Kazakhstan to become a halal meat export hub for Arab countries

ASTANA (TCA) — At the Kazakhstan-UAE Business Forum in Astana on May 22, a memorandum of understanding was signed between the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the United Arab Emirates and the Atameken National Chamber of Entrepreneurs of Kazakhstan on the creation of a joint business council “United Arab Emirates-Kazakhstan” aimed to intensify trade, economic and investment cooperation between entrepreneurs of the two countries, Atameken reported. Continue reading

IDB promises to support Kyrgyzstan’s halal industry

BISHKEK (TCA) — The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is interested in a project to introduce a new halal certification system in Kyrgyzstan, the Economy Ministry of Kyrgyzstan said.   Continue reading