Latvian companies will be able to export halal products to UAE
Latvian Agriculture Ministry has signed a memorandum with United Arab Emirates International Accreditation Centre to contribute to both countries’ cooperation in certification of halal products and accreditation of institutions, the ministry reports.
The goal behind the signing of the memorandum is to improve cooperation of institutions from both countries in certification of halal products and accreditation of institutions for the creation of favourable conditions trade of halal products between Latvia and UAE.
«I am happy with the memorandum signed between our countries on cooperation in certification of products and accreditation of institutions. This will undoubtedly increase export opportunities for Latvia’s food producers,» said Agriculture Minister Janis Duklavs. Continuing, he adds: «As Latvia’s agriculture minister, I can confirm Latvian companies produce quality, safe and varied food products. The Asian market is enormous. This is why I hope Latvian producers will use all opportunities to sell their products there.»
UAE International Accreditation Centre’s manager Amina Ahmed Mohammed and deputy director of Environment and public health and Safety Department of Dubai Khalid Mohammed Sharif AlAwadhi confirmed that UAE is interested in starting imports of Latvia’s products, complementing its natural origin and compliance with EU requirements.