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(BKK, Thailand, 09 August 2017)   In July 2017, SGS Gulf Ltd. is a registered approved Halal Certification Body for execution and issuance of Halal certificates.


Beginning July 2017 Halal certificates issued by Islamic associations approved earlier by Ministry of Climate Change and Environment will be considered invalid due to the new Halal certification system approved by Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) to replace the former system.

SGS Gulf Ltd. is a registered approved Halal Certification Body for execution and issuance of Halal certificates.

SGS has been associated with ESMA over a decade and has been appointed as a Notified Certification Body under ESMA for ECAS& EQM certifications

SGS Gulf with its professionally qualified Halal food technical auditors; experienced in performing Halal Audits and Certifications around the globe offers the opportunity to penetrate the global Halal market. Our Sharia Committee consists of highly skilled Islamic Sharia experts from The Imam Malik College for Sharia & Law, Dubai, UAE. You can take advantage of a uniquely positioned, transparent Halal certification standard, designed to help you meet the demand for authentic, safe and quality Halal food.

SGS offers innovative and pragmatic solutions responding to the growing challenges of the industry. SGS also audits and certifies compliance with global standards such as FSSC 22000, BRC, HACCP and now the ESMA Halal Certification leveraging its worldwide network of highly skilled auditors


§   Halal Certified Companies in UAE and outside of UAE can apply to ESMA for the license to use the National Halal Mark.

§   They can apply online using ESMA website and by uploading the below documents: Technical reports (evaluation report, onsite assessment report and test report)

§   Valid accreditation certificate with the scope of accreditation from the accredited Halal Certification Bodies.


The technical file will be reviewed by ESMA and the decision to grant the National Halal Mark License will be done.



About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 90,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.