Category: Middle East & Africa

Saudi women cosmetics market to grow 11pc

| 23/02/2017 | Reply
Saudi women cosmetics market to grow 11pc

Aggressive advertising coupled with increasing disposable income will see the market of women cosmetics in Saudi Arabia grow at a compunded annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 11 per cent during 2017 – 2022.

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UAE: GCC meat consumption to hit 4.9m T in two years

| 16/02/2017 | Reply
UAE: GCC meat consumption to hit 4.9m T in two years

This will be highlighted at the new Meat & Poultry sector, one of eight dedicated segments at the upcoming Gulfood exhibition in Dubai, UAE.

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GCC preferences for outbound Mice, luxury travel changing

| 13/02/2017 | Reply
GCC preferences for outbound Mice, luxury travel changing

Unique destinations that are connected well in aviation routes, food requirements as well as destination safety and security play a big part in the considerations of buyers/planners.

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UK: Halal Food Authority Accredited by GAC for ESMA registration

| 10/02/2017 | 4 Replies
UK: Halal Food Authority Accredited by GAC for ESMA registration

HFA is delighted to announce that it is now authorised to certify Halal products according to the national standards set in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Turkey, UAE officials discuss trade ties

| 07/02/2017 | Reply
Turkey, UAE officials discuss trade ties

Prime Minister Simsek said the countries wanted to improve cooperation in the halal food sector within the Organization of Islamic Cooperation standards.

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Kenya developing halal rules with eye on Muslim tourists

| 07/02/2017 | Reply
Kenya developing halal rules with eye on Muslim tourists

The Tourism Regulatory Authority director-general Lagat Kipkorir said the standards were being developed in partnership with the Kenya Bureau Standards.

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UAE: Halal certification and accreditation bodies in Dubai

| 02/02/2017 | 3 Replies
UAE: Halal certification and accreditation bodies in Dubai

An overview of current organisations working in Halal certification and accreditation in Dubai to help clarify the key players in the sector.

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Qatar: Food safety tests soon in private labs

| 02/02/2017 | Reply
Qatar: Food safety tests soon in private labs

As part of ensuring the highest level of safety of both imported and local food, the central lab is set to adopt a number of new procedures, including a ‘Halal Laboratory’ system.

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Dubai’s 2017-2021 Islamic Economy strategy tied to GDP growth

| 01/02/2017 | Reply
Dubai’s 2017-2021 Islamic Economy strategy tied to GDP growth

By Shalini Seth, Media ME DUBAI – The Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) on Tuesday announced what it calls a “refreshed” growth strategy for the next five years until 2021, after multiple sessions of stakeholder engagement, with the objective of measuring and expanding its impact on the UAE’s gross domestic product, or GDP. THREE PILLARS, […]

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UAE: Healthy food to drive growth in retail sector

| 27/01/2017 | Reply
UAE: Healthy food to drive growth in retail sector

A shift towards healthier options in the food segment (particularly fresh foods) along with a high level of price consciousness might present the biggest opportunity for retailers in 2017.

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UAE: DCL launches new service to verify Halal cosmetics products

| 25/01/2017 | Reply
UAE: DCL launches new service to verify Halal cosmetics products

The Dubai Central Laboratory, DCL, at Dubai Municipality has launched a new service to verify Halal cosmetics and personal care products.

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Indonesia: Minister promotes international Halal food certification for MSMEs

| 12/01/2017 | Reply
Indonesia: Minister promotes international Halal food certification for MSMEs

“We are encouraging international halal food product certification, so that our food products become popular abroad,” State-owned Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno said.

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Brazilian food giant, Qatar to buy Turkish poultry firm Banvit

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
Brazilian food giant, Qatar to buy Turkish poultry firm Banvit

BRF will take a 60 percent stake in the joint venture, while the Qatar Investment Authority will take 40 percent in a deal that calculates Banvit’s enterprise value at $470 million.

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Qatar Chamber to issue global certification for Halal food

| 09/01/2017 | Reply
Qatar Chamber to issue global certification for Halal food

Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) is finalising the standards and certification procedures for Halal products, which would be applicable all across the world.

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Saudi Arabia raises Poultry Import Tax

| 09/01/2017 | Reply
Saudi Arabia raises Poultry Import Tax

The tax was raised from 5% to 20%. Saudi Arabia imports 57% of the poultry it consumes and Brazil holds an 88% share of these imports.

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International Halal accreditation centre to open in Dubai

| 06/01/2017 | Reply
International Halal accreditation centre to open in Dubai

Dubai will soon have a new International Centre for Halal Food and Product accreditation in compliance with Islamic law.

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Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

| 05/01/2017 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF launches unit focused on Muslim food markets

BRF said the Dubai-based unit has been renamed One Foods Holdings Ltd, from Sadia Halal, with the goal of building market share in the region.

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Saudi Arabia bans Indian poultry products

| 04/01/2017 | 1 Reply
Saudi Arabia bans Indian poultry products

The ban comes 4 weeks after the WHO reported an outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu in several parts of India.

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UAE: directives to accelerate implementation of Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 initiatives

| 27/12/2016 | Reply
UAE: directives to accelerate implementation of Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 initiatives

Part of achieving Dubai’s unified vision and promoting Dubai’s position as a global economic hub.

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UAE: DIEDC to update Islamic Economy Strategy

| 27/12/2016 | Reply
UAE: DIEDC to update Islamic Economy Strategy

The participants discussed the outcomes of a workshop held on 8 December outlining the strategic goals and future objectives for Islamic economy and also examined steps forward.

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