Lat­vian com­pa­nies will be able to ex­port ha­lal prod­ucts to UAE

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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.

Zane Bitere/LETA

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