The Emirates Standardisation and Metrology Authority (ESMA) has launched the ''Halal National Mark'' as part of the U.A.E. Scheme for Halal Products to regulate and certify the Halal industry and its various products. The ESMA grants the Mark indicating that the product, service and production system was in conformity with the approved requirements.
Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, Minister of Environment and Water, and Chairman of ESMA, said that the ESMA, as the exclusive owner of the Mark's intellectual property rights, had also rolled out the mandatory U.A.E. standard (technical regulation) and had registered the Mark's logo with the Ministry of Economy.