2nd Meeting of the Management of SMIIC AC

The Second Meeting of the Management of SMIIC AC was held in İstanbul, Republic of Turkey on 28-29 June 2018.

All Members of the Management of SMIIC AC attended the meeting.

H.E Mr. İhsan ÖVÜT, SMIIC Secretary General welcomed the delegates as the host organization and made the opening speech of the meeting. SMIIC Secretary General thanked the members of the Task Force Group which was established for studying the draft Terms of Reference of SMIIC AC. Mr. ÖVÜT pointed out that there are many halal certification bodies in the Member States as well as around the world and these certification bodies strongly demands accreditation for its activities and are planning to apply the national accreditation bodies to get accreditation.

He further mentioned that SMIIC AC will be an important platform for the accreditation bodies to come together, to implement OIC/SMIIC standards, to oversee the practices for halal accreditation and to have collective actions to respond the needs of halal market. He also reminded that  SMIIC is an OIC institution and OIC has given mandate to SMIIC for the establishment of a global halal conformity assessment system under SMIIC in order to provide a basis for the mutual recognition of halal certificates between accreditation bodies and he drew attention that there is also expectation from OIC for the fulfillment of this task by SMIIC as soon as possible.

As an important agenda item, the Management of SMIIC Accreditation Council reviewed the draft Terms of Reference and decided to submit the draft to the approval of the SMIIC Board of Directors.

The Chair and Vice-Chair of the SMIIC Accreditation Council were also elected at the meeting for the 2018-2020 term and decided to submit the decision to the approval of the SMIIC Board of Directors..

The Resolutions of the meeting were approved and the meeting was concluded with a vote of thanks to the SMIIC General Secretariat for hosting and successful organization.