Everything we need to know about the solvent standard
Just as Islam has a plan for managing human social life in the political, economic, and doctrinal spheres, it has also explained several plans in the individual sphere, which is to observe the criterion of “halal” in all fields.
What is the solvent standard?
Halal is an Arabic word for “what is permissible and what is accepted”, in other words, what is permissible for Muslims.
Halal as a global standard, a measure of the quality of healthy food in the world, is a factor for the development of exchanges of food products and industries between Islamic and non-Islamic countries. Observance of halal standards is especially necessary for the import of products to Islamic countries and the consumption of Muslim communities in non-Islamic countries, so in this way, it is the duty of Islamic governments to develop the necessary standards to facilitate the development of this type of trade, which requires , The development of specific instructions, by-laws and instructions will be transparent.
* What is the need to develop a halal world standard?
In 1997, the standard of halal food was introduced for the first time at the international level, and in 2004, the standard of halal food was developed, but unfortunately, in the halal standards prepared at the international level, the laws of Islamic law were not based on commonalities. For example, the International Code for Standardization “General Guidelines for the Use of the Title Halal” is based on the guidelines of the Department of Islamic Development of Malaysia, which is based solely on the Shafi’i religion. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a comprehensive standard based on the commonalities of all religions.
* What are the areas of halal products?
The field of halal industry is divided into two parts: products and services. Its products section includes two sub-sections of food and non-food, which include cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, leather, etc., and services including banking, tourism, media and entertainment.
Although currently only halal food standards by OIC / SMIIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation / Institute of Standards and Metrology of Islamic countries) in October ???? Has been developed in Istanbul, Turkey, but the organization has drafted other standards to meet the global market demand in the implementation of international standards of halal and halal products trade.
* What measures has the National Standard Organization of Iran taken in this regard?
The National Standard of Iran on the subject of halal food – General Guide No. ISIRI12000 was developed and approved in October 2009 in order to include the religious component in the standard of food products.
The purpose of developing this standard is to determine the basic requirements and characteristics for the compliance of raw materials and food products, at each stage of the food chain with the rules and laws of Islam, in accordance with the requirements of the religion of Jafari jurisprudence.
* How many national and international standards in the field of halal food have been developed so far?
In addition to compiling the National Standard of Iran No. 12000: Halal Food – General Guide There are also 3 national standards regarding Halal as follows:
National Standard of Iran No. 19116, 2015: Guide for Certification Authority – Certifier of Halal Certification Institutions
National Standard of Iran No. 19529, 2015: A Guide for Halal Certification Institutions
National Standard of Iran No. 19933, 2015: Halal Tourism – Requirements
There are also 3 international standards in the field of halal food:
1- OIC / SMIIC 1: 2017, GENERAL REQUIREMENT FOR HALAL FOOD
Halal food – general guide
2- OIC / SMIIC 2: 2017, REQUIREMENTSFOR BODIES PROVIDING HALAL CERTIFICATION
Requirements for lawful certification bodies
3- OIC / SMIIC 3: 2017, REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HALAL ACCREDITATION BODy ACCREDITING HALAL CONFORM? TY ASSESSMENT BOD? ES
Requirements certifying the competence of lawful certification bodies
* What issues does this standard address?
National Standard of Iran No. 19116, 2015: Guidelines for the Certification Authority – Certifier of the legitimacy certification bodies that translate from the international standard OIC / SMIIC 3: 2017, REQUIREMENTS FOR THE HALAL ACCREDITATION BODy ACCREDITING HALAL CONFORM? TY AS The purpose of this standard is to determine the implementation procedures and general guidelines for halal certification bodies that evaluate and certify halal certification bodies.
National Standard of Iran No. 19529, 2015: Guide for HALAL CERTIFICATION INSTITUTIONS which is a translation of the international standard OIC / SMIIC 2: 2017, REQUIREMENTSFOR BODIES PROVIDING HALAL CERTIFICATION and the purpose of this standard is to determine the rules and requirements that institutions The solvent certifier must meet and specify to perform solvent certification activities.
National Standard of Iran No. 19933, 2015: Halal Tourism – Requirements The purpose of this standard is to determine the basic requirements and characteristics for halal tourism, in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Sharia of Islam and its functional and activity patterns at each stage of the tourism process. According to the definitions and generalities set forth in this standard, the process and related activity are in accordance with the rules and laws of Islam, in accordance with the requirements of the religion of Jafari (PBUH) and the jurisprudential theories of the scholars of the Islamic world.
* What is the purpose of implementing halal standards?
Achieving uniformity and measuring laboratory tests and creating certification schemes to accelerate the exchange of materials produced in the Islamic world.
* What is the economic value of the halal market?
Muslims, with a population of 1,650 million, made up about 23% of the world’s population in 2012
They estimated that this number will be more than 1700 million people in 2014, and according to research conducted with 220 million people, they will make up about 26.4% of the world’s population in 2030.
The $ 1.3 trillion food market alone accounts for approximately 65% of the total market value of the halal food sector and lifestyle, making the halal food market the focus of halal trade. The clothing and fashion market is $ 266 billion, the tourism market is $ 140 billion, the media and entertainment market is $ 185 billion, and the cosmetics and personal care market is $ 46 billion, which has created intense competition between Muslim and non-Muslim countries around the world.
The halal food trade forecast for 2019 shows the food market with a value of nearly 2537 billion dollars, equivalent to 49.1% increase.
* To what extent is it necessary to increase the level of Iran’s role in the world halal standard?
In order to carry out its duties since the late 1980s, the National Standards Organization of Iran has participated in the development of halal standards and the establishment of compliance structures at the national level, especially at the level of OIC member countries, to guarantee the basic rights of Muslim compatriots. The country can use these rights based on the jurisprudence of Imam Ja’far Sadegh (as) at the international level with the jurisprudential guidance of Ayatollah Alemi, the representative of the Supreme Leader in the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture in compiling the standard of halal food and submitting more than 120 proposals to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. OIC) and defend the success of compliance with this standard with Jafari jurisprudence by more than 95% – (2009).
Out of 33 Islamic countries, only 13 countries are members of the board of directors of the Institute of Standardization and Metrology of Islamic Countries (SMIIC), of which Iran is also a member of the board.
* What is the cooperation and cooperation of other related agencies regarding the Iranian halal standard?
Regarding the issuance of halal license application license with the cooperation of the representative of the Supreme Leader in the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture, the instructions for issuing, renewing, suspending, removing the suspension and revoking the halal logo application license were approved and led to the issuance of halal logo license in the country.
Implementing the approval of the Cabinet and forming the Policy and Steering Council of Goods and Services Trade, chaired by the Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade, Secretary of the National Standards Organization of Iran and cooperation and support of other relevant agencies, including the representative of the Supreme Leader in the Ministry of Jihad Agriculture. Minister of Jihad Agriculture, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education, Minister of Science, Research and Technology, Head of the Program and Budget Organization, Head of Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology President, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture of the Islamic Republic of Iran Iran, formed specialized committees for standardization, jurisprudence, trade, knowledge and technologies related to halal goods and services, and prepared and approved the executive instructions and executive work procedure of specialized committees that carry out all major measures and policies in the field of halal The country will be discussed in this council.
* What effect will the halal standard have on our country’s industry and economy in the future?
A calculated plan for the production and export of halal products and the creation of national quality infrastructure to ensure the solubility of products, especially food for the honorable nation can make the Islamic Republic of Iran one of the main centers for the production of halal products, especially high quality food Convert and determine the direction of export of the country’s halal industries for the coming years.
So that Iran will be ranked first in halal trade by 1414 in the region and among the top 5 member countries of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
It is hoped that by implementing the activities of halal standards in the Islamic Republic of Iran, it will be able to capture a significant share of this trade through non-oil exports.