With a halal accreditation certificate obtained in Turkey, Russian exporters will be able to enter both the Turkish market and the markets of neighboring Islamic countries.
A simplified algorithm for obtaining a certificate was discussed by Veronika Nikishina, General Director of REC JSC, and Mustafa Tuzcu, Deputy Minister of Trade of Turkey.
“The Turkish market for halal products is very capacious, while it is not fully covered. We see the interest of Russian companies that want to get accredited and start selling their products in Turkey. Russian entrepreneurs can turn to the HAK to quickly and easily make first export deliveries,” Mustafa Tuzcu.
In autumn, the first training seminar on certification and halal standard compliance will take place.
The parties also discussed at the meeting the need for a common halal certificate, which would be valid both in Eurasia and in the countries of the Islamic world.
“We are interested in the harmonization of the halal standard because at the moment exporters are forced to constantly adapt both products and production to different standards of various national markets. We are ready to actively participate in the development of a common harmonized standard for halal products,” Veronika Nikishina.
Today no common halal standard is used yet in the Muslim world. Each country offers its own solution. A harmonized standard for halal products will help exporters significantly save time and money in adapting their products to local markets.
Russian Export Center (REC) JAS is a state institute for the support of non-resource non-energy export, managed by VEB.RF. It united a group of companies that provide Russian exporters with a wide range of financial and non-financial support measures.