MoU signing ceremony about standardization, conformity assessment, accreditation, measurement and Halal
On August 9, 2023, in Tehran, Iran, the Directorate for Standards, Metrology, and Technology, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Iranian National Standards Organization (INSO) agreed to sign a memorandum of cooperation in the field of areas of standardization, conformity assessment and accreditation, measurement and Halal.
The two organizations were represented during the signing of the memorandum of understanding by Mr. Ha Minh Hiep, acting deputy director general of the Directorate for Standards, Metrology, and Quality, and Mr. Hassan Khanezar, president of the National Metrology Center of Iran. In the solemn presence of Iran’s National Assembly’s Chairman of the Committee for Foreign Affairs and National Security and Vietnam’s President of the National Assembly, Vuong Dinh Hue, the Memorandum of Understanding was solemnly signed.
INSO is the only authoritative organization in the country to develop and publish national standards. INSO is the official regulatory body responsible for policy making, good supervision in the field of standards, guiding the standard system and ensuring the quality of goods and services.
The Iranian Industrial Research and Standards Institute (ISIRI), a division of the Ministry of Industry, Mines, and Trade, was founded in 1960 and joined the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that same year. It was INSO’s predecessor. Since 2011, when the Iranian Parliament approved the ISIRI Amendment Law, ISIRI has been formally promoted to INSO and is now directly under the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. INSO’s 25 affiliated units and regional branches make up its organizational structure.
The mutual recognition agreement between conformity assessment organizations for Halal products will be signed after the two Parties use the signed bilateral MoU as a solid foundation to carry out practical cooperation activities in the near future, particularly those involving training, the sharing of standardization management experience, and evaluating the conformity of Halal products. Since then, it is anticipated that this technical collaboration will support the development of economic and trade ties as well as the cordial relationship between Vietnam and the Islamic Republic of Iran.
On this occasion, Mr. Ha Minh Hiep visited INSO headquarters in Tehran. The two sides agreed to immediately implement a number of important activities, especially related to the exchange of information on standards, certification, and accreditation of certification organizations for Halal products.