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G S O

GCC Standardization Organization

The Role of GSO on “Halal “Halal”” Food Products Dr. Sufyan Al-Irhayim GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry, Kuwait 24-26 Jan 2011

G S O

GCC Standardization Organization

Contents • • • •

Introduction About the GSO Standards Development and Management GSO Standards for Halal Food – Labeling of Prepackaged Foods – Animal Slaughtering according to Islamic Law – Halal Food: General Requirements

• A Final Note First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry, Kuwait 24-26 Jan 2011

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GCC Standardization Organization

Introduction • GSO is a regional organization • Serves mainly the GCC countries and Yemen – Serves the industries by providing market avenues and increase competitiveness in international markets – Maintaining safety, public health and consumer protection – Preserving the public interest (religious, cultural, national security, . . . etc) – Safeguard the overall economy of the GCC countries by avoiding poor quality products First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry, Kuwait 24-26 Jan 2011

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GCC Standardization Organization

GSO Develop Standards Foster Intra-GCC Trade Strengthens GCC Customs Union Conformance to WTO/TBT/SPS

First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry, Kuwait 24-26 Jan 2011

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GCC Standardization Organization

GSO: Background • A regional organization established under the umbrella of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) • Supplanted the Gulf Standards and Metrology Organization (1984-2003) • Has an administrative and financial autonomy • Began operation in May 2004 • Headquarters: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry, Kuwait 24-26 Jan 2011

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GCC Standardization Organization

Membership The governments of: • The State of the United Arab Emirates • The Kingdom of Bahrain • The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia • The Sultanate of Oman • The State of Qatar • The State of Kuwait • The Republic of Yemen First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry, Kuwait 24-26 Jan 2011

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GCC Standardization Organization

Activities Similar to other standards organizations, the GSO activities include: • Adopt, develop, maintain, revise, and withdraw GCC Standards and Technical Regulations • Formulation of GCC Conformity Assessment Procedures, legal and industrial Metrology, Quality and other related standardization activities. • Participate in the adoption, development, maintenance, revision, and withdrawal of International Standards • Adopt, develop, maintain, revise, and withdraw policies and procedures. First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry, Kuwait 24-26 Jan 2011

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GCC Standardization Organization

GSO: Activities • Prepare, publish and update the Gulf standards and technical regulations • Development of systems and procedures to verify the unified regional compliance, legal and industrial metrology, quality systems and accreditation systems • Raising awareness and self-capacity building • Facilitate the intra- and inter-GCC trade and the removal of technical barriers to trade

First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry, Kuwait 24-26 Jan 2011

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GCC Standardization Organization

GSO: Activities • Working towards customs union among the GCC countries • Achieve compatibility and harmony between Gulf standards with the best international practices of standardization • Support for the GCC industry

First Gulf Conference on Halal Industry, Kuwait 24-26 Jan 2011

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GCC Standardization Organization

GSO: Organizational Structure Board of Directors Technical Council General Secretariat Steering Committees

Technical Committees

Technical Committees
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