Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE: New federal food registration portal launched in the UAE

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: New federal food registration portal launched in the UAE

The online system will also list the Halal certification and accreditation bodies approved by the Emirates Authority for Standarization and Metrology (ESMA).

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Saudi Arabia lifts UK lamb ban in deal worth £25m

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia lifts UK lamb ban in deal worth £25m

The news arrives in the middle of Dubai’s Gulfood trade fair, the largest food fair in the Middle East where both AHDB and HCC were present alongside food industry executives from Saudi Arabia.

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UAE: New Islamic economy products unveiled in Dubai

| 22/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: New Islamic economy products unveiled in Dubai

The first product launched was the ‘Exchangeable Sukuk’, then the ‘Awqaf Fund’ and finally the ‘Flexible Credit Card’ was the third product launched at IIPIEP 2018

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UAE: Dubai Municipality seeks US support to develop food import

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Dubai Municipality seeks US support to develop food import

The meeting also deliberated on the possibility of testing food in the accredited laboratories in the US and recognised by the Emirates International Accreditation Centre.

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UAE: Start-up movement in the Arab World picks up pace with AIM Startup

| 21/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Start-up movement in the Arab World picks up pace with AIM Startup

An initiative of the UAE Ministry of Economy, AIM Startup brings tech-entrepreneurs closer to investors, venture capital funds and mentors.

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UAE: MoE launches Halal Accreditation Service, ESMA interactive global map

| 20/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: MoE launches Halal Accreditation Service, ESMA interactive global map

The minister confirmed that the UAE is currently leading global efforts to assess the size of the Islamic economy sector through a specialised study being undertaken by the concerned authorities in the UAE.

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UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb and Dairy returns to Gulfood in Dubai

| 19/02/2018 | Reply
UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb and Dairy returns to Gulfood in Dubai

AHDB is exhibiting a range of lamb products in the Meat Pavilion as well as a selection of speciality cheeses in the Dairy Hall.

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UAE: Global Halal Industry Platform held in Dubai

| 19/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Global Halal Industry Platform held in Dubai

Key challenges facing the international halal system and how to overcome them, as well as innovations that will achieve balance between growth in the industry and compliance with Islamic Sharia will be discussed.

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UAE: International food buyers and sellers meet in Dubai, with focus on Halal

| 19/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: International food buyers and sellers meet in Dubai, with focus on Halal

The world’s largest annual food and hospitality exhibition, according to its organisers, returned to Dubai 18th February, with exhibitors from across the globe, including Halal World Food.

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Opinion: The Future of Food: What’s on your dining table in 2118

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
Opinion: The Future of Food: What’s on your dining table in 2118

Electronic tongues, ethical meats, digital agriculture, seawater farming, and other gastronomic curiosities will disrupt the way our food is produced and consumed.

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UAE: Dubai meat industry players discuss cooperation

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Dubai meat industry players discuss cooperation

The Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Group (FBMG) of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently organised a meeting with representatives from the meat sub-sector.

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UAE: DAFZA and International Center of Islamic Economy launch the Entrepreneurs Forum

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA and International Center of Islamic Economy launch the Entrepreneurs Forum

At the end of the forum, three winners received an award for presenting the most innovative ideas designed to support the Islamic economy.

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UAE: The 13th Annual World Takaful Conference (WTC) in Dubai April 2018

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: The 13th Annual World Takaful Conference (WTC) in Dubai April 2018

The conference will take shape under the theme of “Differentiation, Innovation & Profitable Growth” on April 9-10 at the Dusit Thani Hotel, Dubai. Discount for HalalFocus readers to attend.

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UAE: Global harmonisation of halal certification standards ‘key priority’ for DIEDC in 2018

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Global harmonisation of halal certification standards ‘key priority’ for DIEDC in 2018

DIEDC will work with International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF)and the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA)—to achieve its goal of harmonising Halal certification standards.

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Saudi Arabia: Tourism boost for Madinah, hub of Islamic and historical sites

| 08/02/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Tourism boost for Madinah, hub of Islamic and historical sites

Madinah was the capital of Islamic culture in 2013 and the capital of Islamic tourism in 2017, and it witnessed tremendous progress in the tourism sector.

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UAE, Malaysia forge stronger ties

| 07/02/2018 | Reply
UAE, Malaysia forge stronger ties

The UAE is intensifying its efforts to promote its relations with Southeast Asian countries, which are among the fastest growing economies in the world.

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GulfTIC Global network of companies at the forefront of Halal certification and compliance

| 06/02/2018 | Reply
GulfTIC Global network of companies at the forefront of Halal certification and compliance

The word ‘Halal’ has now become a new brand in the world, not only in the worldwide discussions at various forums and expos, but this is also proven by the growing Halal market in many countries.

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UAE: Shifting Saudi food buying patterns spurs exporters confidence

| 01/02/2018 | Reply
UAE: Shifting Saudi food buying patterns spurs exporters confidence

DUBAI — A major shift in the food buying preferences of Saudi consumers is unlocking huge two-way trade opportunities in the Kingdom, according to a recent survey by leading research provider, Nielsen. With Saudi’s domestic food producers receiving a confidence boost for their dairy, snacks, ice-cream, mineral water, tea and coffee production, a host of […]

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Global Muslim Population Grows 18 Percent, Driving Record Demand of Halal Products

| 18/01/2018 | 1 Reply
Global Muslim Population Grows 18 Percent, Driving Record Demand of Halal Products

Global market research company Euromonitor International unveiled via webinar the latest trends shaping the halal market as companies race to benefit from a pool of untapped consumers.

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Pakistan: Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

| 16/01/2018 | Reply
Pakistan: Preferential trade deal with Saudi Arabia

PAKISTAN has evolved a comprehensive package in line with Saudi Vision-2030 to promote bilateral trade and investment between the two countries. The package envisages measures to ease procedures for business visa, remove non-tariff barriers and initiate talks on a preferential trade agreement (PTA). The package will be discussed at a high-level forum — Saudi-Pak Joint […]

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