United Arab Emirates: UAE Updated Technical Regulation for Animal Slaughtering According to Islamic Rules

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   TC2023-0001

On November 30th, 2022, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) published the updated mandatory technical regulation UAE.S. 993/2022 “Animal Slaughtering Requirements According to Islamic Rules”, and effective date December 1st, 2023. The new technical regulation, also known as “The Halal Standard” replaces the UAE.S. 993/2015 version. UAE.S 993/2022 allows for poultry stunning and contains other changes. In 2022, U.S. exports of halal beef and poultry meat products reached $126 million, representing over 10 percent of U.S. total exports of agriculture and agricultural related products to the UAE. The official translation of the new regulation is included in this report.

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