The International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF) is the world’s only platform regulating and unifying platform for Halal. Our membership comprises of 38 accreditation and bodies from over 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Americas. Through its members, IHAF represents the Halal Industry around the world who service a global Halal consumer market containing more than 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide.
Based in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates, IHAF represents the interests of the Halal industry in international platforms and wherever Halal interests are at stake.
IHAF was established on the 4th of May 2016 in Dubai as a joint initiative from the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center (DIEDC) and the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) and attended by its constituent members.
IHAF is empowered as an independent, non-government network of accreditation bodies to construct a solid foundation for the global industry and to harmonize accreditation practices in halal filed globally, that in turn, will lead to achieve its ultimate goal of facilitating halal trade worldwide and will consequently impact countries economy.