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Yerevan announces opening of Halal office on eve of Novruz Bayram

Yerevan announces opening of Halal office on eve of Novruz Bayram

ArmInfo. On the eve of the  celebration of the Iranian New Year - "Novruz Bayram" in Yerevan, the  office "Halal" will be opened.

The press service of the Ministry of Economic Development and  Investments of Armenia told ArmInfo that in order to create  representative offices for conformity assessment of products to  Iran's requirements, to increase the export of Armenian food products  with the sign "halal" to the Islamic Republic of Iran and to enter  new markets, as well as to stimulate the flow of tourists In Armenia  there will be an office "Halal" in Yerevan. "The opening of Halal  office in Armenia will be a new impetus for the growth of export of  Armenian products to Iran", the Economy Ministry said.

It should be reminded that Armenia and Iran agreed on the opening of  Halal office on January 17 this year.  During the meeting of the  Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Investments of the  Republic of Armenia Emil Tarasyan with the Economic Affairs Officer  of the Iranian Embassy in Yerevan Abbas Gorbani.

To note, the global market of halal industry is constantly evolving.  The production of certified halal products is an especially urgent  task for non-muslim countries. The countries of the Persian Gulf and  parts of North Africa, as well as Iran, can be considered wholly  halal. Here, literally everything corresponds to the halal standard -  food, medicine, cosmetics, clothing, medical services, recreation and  entertainment, financial relations. But the most important direction  of the halal industry is the food industry. To get the right to put a  "halal" sign on the package, the product must be certified.

According to the National Statistical Service of Armenia, the foreign  trade turnover between Armenia and Iran amounted to $ 238.9 million  in January-December 2016, with an annual decline by 14.7%, in  particular, exports is $ 74.8 million, with an annual decline by  8.4%, and imports $ 164.1 million from The annual decline by 17.3%. A  year earlier, in 2015, the decline rates of these indicators were  less impressive:  the foreign trade turnover between Armenia and Iran  decreased by 5.2%, with a decrease in exports by 8.2% and imports by  3.9%.


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