How should you get halal certification for your products so that you could start exporting Halal products to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries? These include Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Qatar, and Oman.
Exporters from around the world want to start exporting their Halal products to the GCC countries. We did not know the answer to this important question until we discovered the following research report. How To Get Halal Certification For Exporting To GCC?
The “Getting Halal Certified for the GCC Market 2021” report is available on ResearchAndMarkets.com. The report presents halal food certification requirements in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.
The report provides a guide to the halal certification process for the GCC region including estimated costs, time to get the certifications, and the recognized certifiers globally and locally to engage with. The requirements covered are for those manufacturers/distributors exporting to GCC from other GCC countries as well as from countries outside the region, and for GCC domestic manufacturers.
The report covers the Global and the GCC halal regulatory landscape, GCC halal food standards, categorization of Harmonized System (HS) food-specific codes according to halal audit complexity, the halal certification process, certification cost and audit time, and ways to optimize the halal certification process in the GCC market. (The Report includes: 17 Tables, 3 Figures, 4 Full Appendix tables)
The GCC region is one of the largest halal food markets, importing US$ 33.8 billion of halal food in 2019. The primary halal standards-setting body in the GCC is the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO), and these halal standards are adopted by all of the relevant standards-setting bodies in the GCC countries. The report discusses in detail the GSO halal standards specific to the food sector and certification requirements thereof.
Key questions addressed
- Which are the key standards-setting bodies in the GCC?
- What are the key halal food and safety standards in the GCC?
- To what extent do the food categories (from the HS codes) require more time and effort to get halal-certified in the GCC?
- What is the step-by-step process of halal certification in the GCC?
- Which halal certifiers globally are accredited by relevant bodies from the GCC?
- What are the cost and time have taken to get halal-certified in the GCC?
- How can I optimize halal certifications across multiple markets in the GCC?
Obtaining a Halal certification guide to any region is the very first step to entering into a certain market. This report will be helpful to the exporters who are interested in exporting their products to GCC countries.