A high-level delegation from the African Organization for Standardization (ARSO), which has 37 members, reviewed the UAE Halal system, which was launched by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology "ESMA", and achieved a global spread in the past five years.

The African continent will hold a set of normative comparisons during the coming period, after the good reputation of the UAE Halal system led them to attend the activities of the global Halal industry platform as a guest of honor, to listen closely to all the technical and operational details.

The delegation of (ARSO), at the end of the activities of the 5th session of the global halal industry platform for, whose activities ended today in Dubai, expressed their happiness to get to known, and listen to important national experiences such as the Saudi Halal system, and other experiences that have proven successful In dealing with the UAE halal system.

H.E Abdullah Al-Maeeni, Director General of the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology, "ESMA", stressed that the UAE leads the global initiative in unifying the standards of the halal system, and the UAE system is proven day after day, which is distinguished regionally and globally, and has become the focus of attention of the world.

He considered that the subjection of the UAE system to the standard analysis by the African continent, which is replete with promising economic opportunities, is due to the confidence of the African standardization system in our work mechanisms, in a manner that will increase the volume of trade flow between the UAE and the African continent.

Statistical data issued by the UAE Ministry of Economy indicate that the volume of trade exchange between the UAE and the continent of Africa reached about 44 billion dollars by the end of 2018, of which 5.7 billion dollars is the volume of non-oil exports, which represents 13% of total exports, which means more economic opportunities in the food sector And halal drinks.


The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) is the federal authority approved by the United Arab Emirates to exercise administrative responsibilities by unifying management, supervision and coordination of standards, regulations, and quality control. The Authority's policy is drawn up by a board of directors headed by a UAE minister and includes representatives of the relevant federal and local government entities.

The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) was established as a financially and administratively independent federal body under Federal Law No. 28 of 2001. The Authority provides standards, metrology, conformity assessment and accreditation services in accordance with international requirements and practices.

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