Cooperation agreement in the field of halal accreditation has been signed between Turkey and Azerbaijan
19 February 2021
An agreement on cooperation in the field of halal accreditation was signed between the Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) and the State Service of the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan Antitekel and Consumer Market Control by the Minister of Trade Ruhsar Pekcan and the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mikayil Cabbarov.
It was noted that it is very pleased that training and technical cooperation activities in the field of halal quality infrastructure will begin between the two countries within the framework of the agreement signed with friendly and brotherly Azerbaijan.
In the statement, it was stated that there is a fragmented structure among Muslim countries regarding halal documents that can be obtained as a result of meeting the fiqh and scientific requirements, and that different halal standards and certification systems sometimes appear as an obstacle at the global level, and the following statements were made:
"These documents reliability and is made a judge of an accreditation mechanism to harmonize the way to increase its validity. In this regard, established Turkey as an indication of the importance given to the subject RIGHTS friendly and brotherly countries have signed cooperation agreements with Azerbaijan after Pakistan and Kazakhstan. This agreement has taken an important step towards creating a common and harmonious language among Muslim countries. "
Accreditation application for acceptance at approximately 1.5-year period through the launch from 17 different countries (Turkey, Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Lithuania, Serbia, Greece, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan, Ethiopia, Brazil, India, Taiwan, Japan In the statement underlining that halal accreditation applications were received from a total of 38 certification bodies, the following was recorded:
"The HAK, whose number of halal certificates under the scope of accreditation is over 425, will share its experience and knowledge with the relevant institutions of Azerbaijan, and will continue to support Azerbaijan's activities for halal quality infrastructure. HAK also at the point of granting halal accreditation status to certification bodies in Azerbaijan. will also continue its efforts. "