Category: Asia

Japan’s First Halal Hotel Opens Near Mount Fuji

| 01/06/2018 | Reply
Japan’s First Halal Hotel Opens Near Mount Fuji

The Japanese government’s push to woo foreign visitors to the country has largely been led by the Japan Tourism Agency and other entities working at the national level.

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Indonesia: Non-food products tap into huge Muslim market in Halal boom

| 28/05/2018 | Reply
Indonesia: Non-food products tap into huge Muslim market in Halal boom

Indonesia’s growing Muslim consumer base has inspired companies to promote the halal label in their products, even if the brands sell non-food products.

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Russian meat giants drive up halal exports

| 23/05/2018 | Reply
Russian meat giants drive up halal exports

So far, Russia has mainly exported Halal poultry, but exports may soon expand to beef supplied abroad, primarily from Russian agricultural holding Miratorg.

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Blockchain Powered Halal Chain Launched in Dubai and Indonesia

| 21/05/2018 | Reply
Blockchain Powered Halal Chain Launched in Dubai and Indonesia

HalalChain, a blockchain based platform specialized in the traceability of halal industry products, was launched at the Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA).

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MoU with Tatarstan Investment Development Agency at Kazan Summit 2018

| 13/05/2018 | Reply
MoU with Tatarstan Investment Development Agency at Kazan Summit 2018

The new MoU will help open up investment opportunities and the potential for sustainable growth of sharia-compliant products and services.

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Vietnam, Middle East boost trade, investment

| 12/05/2018 | Reply
Vietnam, Middle East boost trade, investment

Vietnamese firms need to improve transparency, corporate governance and workforce quality, thereby promoting bilateral partnership.

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UK: Fourth HFA Halal Industry Conference (HHIC) 2018

| 11/05/2018 | Reply
UK: Fourth HFA Halal Industry Conference (HHIC) 2018

The conference drew attendees from UK, Europe, Middle-East and Far-East including representatives from mainstream global food brands.

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Pakistan: Al-Rahim gets permission to export chilled Halal meat to Middle East

| 11/05/2018 | Reply
Pakistan: Al-Rahim gets permission to export chilled Halal meat to Middle East

The Al-Rahim slaughterhouse slaughterhouse is accredited by the Ministry of Climate Control & Environment (MOCCAE) to export chilled beef to UAE.

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Russia: Halfood & Ecogoods 2018 post event Report

| 08/05/2018 | Reply
Russia: Halfood & Ecogoods 2018 post event Report

Over one hundred companies from different regions of Russia, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, as well as specially invited companies from Syria and Indonesia participated.

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Punjab Food Authority bans “energy” in energy drinks, while KP bans drink altogether

| 06/05/2018 | Reply
Punjab Food Authority bans “energy” in energy drinks, while KP bans drink altogether

Ordered beverage companies that manufacture so called “Energy drinks” to remove the label as it is misleading for consumers and scientifically false.

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Pursuing ‘permissible’ beauty in Korea

| 02/05/2018 | Reply
Pursuing ‘permissible’ beauty in Korea

Halal beauty products appeal to both Muslim and non-Muslim customers but Korean companies are slow to adapt.

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Halal industry can help Indonesia in international trade

| 02/05/2018 | Reply
Halal industry can help Indonesia in international trade

Unfortunately, the halal law is considered burdensome for businesses because it is difficult to apply.

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UAE: Al Islami Foods sells minority stake to Mitsubishi Corporation

| 01/05/2018 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami Foods sells minority stake to Mitsubishi Corporation

UAE-based frozen meat halal manufacturer Al Islami Foods has sold a minority stake to Mitsubishi Corporation to drive further growth in the global halal market.

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Malaysia: MIHAS 2018 records strong sales – the MIHAS Roundup

| 01/05/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: MIHAS 2018 records strong sales – the MIHAS Roundup

A total of RM1.52 billion sales were recorded, compared to RM1.01 billion registered last year.

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Central Asia countries to increase exports of halal products

| 30/04/2018 | Reply
Central Asia countries to increase exports of halal products

Kyrgyzstan is preparing to launch a pilot project of voluntary certification and labeling of products and services for compliance with halal standards.

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Philippines set for new halal accreditation scheme as officials eye bigger slice of $630bn market

| 24/04/2018 | Reply
Philippines set for new halal accreditation scheme as officials eye bigger slice of $630bn market

A new halal accreditation scheme for the Philippines will be launched by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) next month.

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Malaysia: Ethical Consumerism and the Importance of Halal Cosmetics

| 22/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: Ethical Consumerism and the Importance of Halal Cosmetics

A noticeable growing trend in cosmetics in Malaysia, is in the demand for halal-compliant products.

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Russia International Halal Medical Forum

| 19/04/2018 | Reply
Russia International Halal Medical Forum

Russia International Halal Medical Forum will be held in the framework of the International Congress-Exhibition Russian Halal Expo-2018.

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Philippines: 1st PHL National Halal Conference slated

| 18/04/2018 | Reply
Philippines: 1st PHL National Halal Conference slated

The strategic road map includes the launch of the approved Philippine National halal Certification Scheme and the Accreditation Guidelines.

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Malaysia: New harmonisation body will take the ‘joke’ out of profit-seeking Halal certification

| 14/04/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: New harmonisation body will take the ‘joke’ out of profit-seeking Halal certification

The Saudi regulator said many had adopted an interpretation of Halal practices that is too loose, in a bid to attract more paying customers to use their Halal stamps.

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