Competence Centre in halal products and services is to be created under the
auspices of Roskachestvo (the Russian Quality Agency).
objectives will include the establishment of a list of Russian national halal
standards to align with international standards and a reduction in producers’
certification costs through the recognition of national certificates in other
countries. The Centre’s activities will include standardization, certification,
product quality monitoring and the promotion of certified Russian halal
products in the domestic market and abroad.
turnover of the global halal industry has already exceeded $2 trillion. This is
a dynamically developing sector, the growth rate of which has recently been at
least 5% per year. In addition, the factor of the Muslim population increase in
the world contributes to the fact that by 2025 a share of halal products will be at least 20% of the
total produced products in the world.
past three years, Russia has succeeded in doubling exports of products that
meet halal standards. In 2021, Russia supplied halal products worth a record
$180 million to the Persian Gulf states alone. The biggest importers were Saudi
Arabia and the UAE. However, Russia is not intending to stop at the countries
of the Middle East. The export of Russian halal products to Arab countries
should reach $400 million by 2024 and $700 million by 2030. The new National
Competence Centre will build domestic and international consumers’ trust in
halal products,” said Maxim Protasov, Head of the Russian Quality System
Combining the capabilities of Roskachestvo and the
Roscongress Foundation will create conditions conducive to boosting the
development of halal, enabling industry experts to have an open dialogue about
the development of a methodology for halal food production and to raise this
methodology to the levels of safety and quality regulation adopted in the main
sectors of the food industry.