Category: Asia

Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

| 04/03/2014 | 1 Reply
Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

According to KPPU, issuing halal certificates is actually a state duty. The task may be handed over to other agencies only if the state is unable to do so.

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Indonesia Religious Affairs Minister Wants Right to Issue Halal Certification

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia Religious Affairs Minister Wants Right to Issue Halal Certification

“The government as the prosecutor of regulations should be the one doing the process,” Suryadharma said. “The MUI is merely a civil organization.”

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Indonesia: Govt to Regulate Halal Certification Fee

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt to Regulate Halal Certification Fee

The government and House of Representatives (DPR) intend to put Halal Products draft bill under the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ authority.

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Opinion: Halal labeling: The next gold mine?

| 01/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal labeling: The next gold mine?

The worldwide food industry is paying attention to detail to fulfill Muslim halal requirements by avoiding some substances or ingredients.

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Bangladesh: Move underway to issue ‘halal’ certificates to firms

| 01/03/2014 | Reply
Bangladesh: Move underway to issue ‘halal’ certificates to firms

The Bangladesh Accreditation Board (BAB) under the Ministry of Industries (MoI) is preparing the procedures for providing the certificates.

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Indonesia: Postpone halal bill deliberation: Health minister

| 01/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Postpone halal bill deliberation: Health minister

“We have asked them to postpone deliberations since there has been no progress in deciding who will have the authority to issue the certificates.”

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Indonesia: MUI – government wrangle over Halal certification

| 28/02/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI – government wrangle over Halal certification

The Religious Affairs Ministry has demanded that the authority to issue halal certificates be given to the government rather than the MUI.

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Indonesia: Ulema Council Denies Halal Certification Graft

| 26/02/2014 | Reply
Indonesia:  Ulema Council Denies Halal Certification Graft

MUI denies accusations that foreign organizations hoping to sell food in Indonesia had been extorted for bribes during the halal-auditing process.

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Pakistan food Exports to UAE have huge potential

| 25/02/2014 | Reply
Pakistan food Exports to UAE have huge potential

The UAE is hub of the Middle East and North Africa region, especially for re-export. 60 per cent of trade volume among Gulf countries routes through the UAE.

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Malaysia: Beauty by the book

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Beauty by the book

Most people associate halal with food. But in Malaysia, beauty companies are capitalising on the growing popularity of another halal product — cosmetics.

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Azerbaijan prohibited sale of pseudo-halal products

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Azerbaijan prohibited sale of pseudo-halal products

Starting from April 1, 2014 it will impose prohibition for sale of products not conforming to standards AZS 757-2014 “Certification of “Halal” products”.

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Pakistan: Terrorism hampering business growth

| 24/02/2014 | Reply
Pakistan:  Terrorism hampering business growth

Bad law and order, and terrorism are hampering growth of the whole Halal industry as foreign buyers are not prepared to visit Pakistan.

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Halal pharmaceuticals: the next big thing?

| 23/02/2014 | Reply
Halal pharmaceuticals: the next big thing?

Amirul Feisal bin Wan Zahir, group managing director of Chemical Company of Malaysia, talks about halal pharmaceutical products.

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Crescentrating releases 2014 Halal Friendly Holiday Destination Rankings

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Crescentrating releases 2014 Halal Friendly Holiday Destination Rankings

The Muslim Travel market segment was estimated to be worth US $140B in 2013, representing almost 13% of global travel expenditures.

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Thailand: Joint move to boost Halal supply chain

| 18/02/2014 | Reply
Thailand: Joint move to boost Halal supply chain

Matrade suggests increased cooperation between Thai and Malaysian firms in order help each other complete the supply chain of halal products in the two countries.

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Brunei: Halal cosmetics guidelines readied

| 14/02/2014 | Reply
Brunei: Halal cosmetics guidelines readied

“Most of the cosmetics now contain placenta and non-halal ingredients, and we don’t want to be associated with that because of our prayers,” she said.

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Brunei: Halal centre operational in July

| 12/02/2014 | Reply
Brunei: Halal centre operational in July

The centre will have a team of six halal science officers carrying out research work and analysis.

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Malaysia: HDC’s Halal Executive Program Graduation

| 12/02/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC’s Halal Executive Program Graduation

150 graduates from 2013 intake completed the 6-month HEP, serve as Halal Executives in various sectors in the Halal industry.

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Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

| 09/02/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Challenges for private equity in Halal industry

The challenge comes down to integrity risks. We need to start the process of owning the halal-agro-food supply chain.

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Malaysia moves to maintain Halal edge

| 09/02/2014 | Reply
Malaysia moves to maintain Halal edge

Plans include a push to attract non-Muslim consumers to halal foods as healthier and higher-quality options.

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