Monday 11, September 2017 by William Mullally

International Halal industry estimated at $2.3 trillion

China has been invited to participate in the Global Halal Industry Platform which has been promoted during a tour by ESMA representatives.

UAE state news agency WAM has reported that the United Arab Emirates has gone a long way in the international Halal industry. Its size is now stimated at $2.3 trillion, according to Abdula Abdelkader Al Moeini, Director General of Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology, ESMA.

China has been invited to participate in the Global Halal Industry Platform which has been promoted during a tour by ESMA representatives in China last week to disseminate awareness about the progress the UAE has been making in areas of Halal Industry over the past period and the resultant impact on the trade and industry sector, Al Moeini stated to WAM.

The UAE delegation during the visit sought to strengthen bilateral UAE-Chinese trade and industry relations, specially in areas of importing meat and food products, he noted to WAM, adding that the discussions also included the Halal National Mark launched as part of the UAE Scheme for Halal products to regulate and certify the Halal industry and its various products.

The scheme outlines the properties, descriptions, features, quality, dimensions, sizes or safety requirements of a commodity, material, service or each measurable item, including terminology, symbols, testing methods, sampling, packaging and labelling.

China has also been invited during the visit to sign a cooperation agreement on Halal products with ESMA, he said to WAM, adding that the Halal industry represents one of the main pillars of the economic diversification programme.

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