Oct 15, 2018, 5:14 PM
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Iran, Russia able to fulfill mutual needs during sanctions

Tehran, Oct 15, IRNA – Thanks to their potential and capacity, Tehran and Moscow can easily meet each others' needs, especially during sanctions, said the head of Iranian National Standards Organization (INSO) on Monday.

“Iran and Russia have signed many agreements and they should make every effort to enhance trade ties,” said Nayerh Pirouzbakht in a meeting with the head of Russian Federal Accreditation Service (FAS) Alexei Khersontsev at the INSO.

The FAS is a subsidiary of the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, in charge of facilitating coordination between different organizations to promote Russian products.

Pirouzbakht referred to Iran’s 22nd rank among 162 member-states of International Organization of Standardization (ISO), adding, “Iran is a member of Technical Management Board (ISO/TMBG) and the director of five technical committees of the ISO.”

“Over 33,000 national standards have been set up in Iran and the INSO is the only body authorized to issue certificate for Halal foodstuff,” she added.

Khersontsev for his part said, “Iran-Russia relations are not limited to foodstuff and can be expanded to include high-tech industries.”

“Several Halal foodstuff producers are currently active in Russia, waiting to be accrediated by Iran,” he said, while referring to Halal foodstuff production units in Russia.

He proposed to establish an accreditation center to issue certificates for Halal products.

Pirouzbakht and Khersontsev also discussed topics related to foodstuff including the establishment of an accreditation center, audit training courses, and devising test protocols.

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