IHAF MRA is established following the IHAF Bylaw. It specifies member’s obligations that form the basis for mutual recognition between halal accreditation bodies who are signatories of IHAF MRA.
Activation of IHAF MRA leads to trade facilitation for halal products and services by managing the recognition among the IHAF accreditation bodies member. IHAF MRA signatories enable the accredited halal conformity assessment results in their home country to be mutually recognized by other IHAF accreditation bodies members who are also the IHAF MRA signatories. Being a signatory to IHAF MRA will provide a demonstration of the halal accreditation body’s compliance with the IHAF MRA requirements and will eliminate the need for repeated conformity assessment activities, this will result in facilitating trade between countries due to the mutual acceptance of the accredited halal conformity assessment results.
The IHAF MRA is structured to enable linking with the IAF MLA and ILAC MRA structure using Five (5) levels.
|IHAF MRA Structure|
|IAF/ILAC Levels||Level 1||ISO/IEC 17011|
|Level 2||Product Certification||Inspection||Management System Certification||Testing||Person|
|Level 3||ISO/IEC 17065||ISO/IEC17020||ISO/IEC 17021-1||ISO/IEC17025||ISO/IEC 17024|
|Schemes||Level 4||Halal endorsed Schemes||Halal Schemes||Halal Schemes||Halal Schemes||Halal Schemes|
Note: Schemes may have additional requirements for Levels 1, 2 and 3