The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) on January 17, 2023, proposed following draft guidelines on Halal certification for the export of meat and its products.
- All meat and meat products to be exported as “Halal certified” only if it is produced, processed, and packed under a valid certificate issued by a Certification Body duly accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies (NABCB), Quality Council of India (QCI) under India Conformity Assessment Scheme (i-CAS) -Halal as per enclosed guidelines.
- The Certification Bodies shall follow the procedure laid down as per the i-CAS – Halal.
- The Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) shall be designated as the overall monitoring agency for this purpose.
The comments on the draft guidelines may be sent to email@example.com by February 17, 2023, for compilation and to prepare the final guidelines in the matter.