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%.