The Head of the Federal Accreditation Service, Nazary Skrypnik, and the Head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, Mufti Albir Hazrat Krganov, signed an agreement on cooperation in the development of the halal products and services market in Russia as part of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF-2023).
Nazariy Skrypnyk noted that the signing of the document marks the beginning of active cooperation in the production and sale of Halal products. Growing domestic demand and the high export potential of halal products have driven the introduction of the new accreditation scheme into the national system in 2023, hence promoting the interests of consumers and producers in this sector is one of the main priorities of Rosakkreditatsiya and SAMR. He also highlighted that the roster of technical experts of Rosakkreditatsiya includes 10 experts specialising in Islamic affairs and Halal certification. “It is extremely important for us to form our own expert community, and cooperation with Islamic organisations will increase trust from the Arab world," Skrypnik said. For his part, the Head of the Spiritual Assembly of Muslims of Russia, Mufti Albir Hazrat Krganov stressed that the production and export of Russian halal products is extremely relevant at a time when Russia's economy is shifting ever more attention to Asian and Middle Eastern countries. "Support and coordination from government agencies such as the Federal Accreditation Service is of particular need. This would also greatly affect Russia's international standing in this area," the Mufti added.
Since 2016, Rosakkreditatsiya has been a full member of the International Halal Accreditation Forum IHAF. The Protocol of Cooperation between the Service and the Halal Accreditation Agency of the Republic of Turkey (HAK) was signed in 2022.
April 2023 marked the signing of an Annex on Accreditation Cooperation to the Memorandum of Understanding with the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries Accreditation Centre (GAC), whose Director General emphasised the high expectations of cooperation with Rosakkreditatsiya.
SAMR Press Office