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UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb Halal Seminar 22 February 2017

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
UK: AHDB Beef & Lamb Halal Seminar 22 February 2017

The event will provide a platform to discuss the key issues and opportunities for the Halal sector and how AHDB Beef & Lamb supports it.

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Pakistan: Food sector should get zero-rated facility for global share

| 11/01/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: Food sector should get zero-rated facility for global share

“There is no Muslim country in the list of top-10 halal meat exporters, although Pakistan has a big potential of exporting halal meat globally,” said Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry representatives.

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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: BRF sees $1.5 billion Halal unit IPO by late March – sources

| 05/01/2017 | Reply
Brazil: BRF sees $1.5 billion Halal unit IPO by late March – sources

Brazilian food exporter BRF SA is seeking to raise about $1.5 billion from the sale of a 20 percent stake of a unit logo-1focused on the halal processed food market via an initial public offering.

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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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Malaysia: Jakim praises McDonald’s halal-certified cake policy

| 04/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim praises McDonald’s halal-certified cake policy

Religious authority says nothing unusual about McDonald’s policy as other fast food restaurant franchises also have a ‘No Outside Food Allowed’ policy.

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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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Bosnian businesses go halal to serve Gulf visitors, eye exports

| 04/01/2017 | Reply
Bosnian businesses go halal to serve Gulf visitors, eye exports

“Market potential is high because the phenomenon is new and there is a gap between demand and supply,” said agency head Amir Sakic.

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Malaysia: Jakim’s role is to certify Halal food, not Halal premises

| 02/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim’s role is to certify Halal food, not Halal premises

It was recently reported that McDonald’s would only allow certified Halal cakes inside its chain of restaurants to comply with guidelines issued by Jakim for Halal certification.

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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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New Zealand rises as key exporter of halal meat

| 24/12/2016 | Reply
New Zealand rises as key exporter of halal meat

New Zealand is known for an economy dependent on agriculture, but it is also a leading exporter of halal meat to Muslim countries including Indonesia.

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UK: Halal consumption increasingly crucial to UK sheep industry

| 22/12/2016 | Reply
UK: Halal consumption increasingly crucial to UK sheep industry

Muslims account for more than 20% of UK sheepmeat consumption (24% of lamb and 16% of mutton) despite making up just 4.6% of the population.

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Malaysia: CCM still targets to be US$1bil company by 2022

| 22/12/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: CCM still targets to be US$1bil company by 2022

Ariff said CCM’s profitability would not be affected by Bank Negara Malaysia’s new policy that required exporters to convert 75% of their export earnings into ringgit.

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Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Companies produce Halal cosmetics for growing Muslim population

Consumers will spend about $27 billion on halal cosmetics this year, and sales could jump to $39 billion by 2019, researcher Technavio estimates.

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Japan: NH Foods to make Malaysia export hub for Halal foods

| 21/12/2016 | Reply
Japan: NH Foods to make Malaysia export hub for Halal foods

The group’s unit NHF Manufacturing, a 51:49 joint venture with poultry producer Lay Hong, will build a new factory in Selangor, a state adjacent to the Malaysian capital.

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Egypt: Cartel Capital to help Gulf companies invest in food sector acquisitions

| 20/12/2016 | Reply
Egypt: Cartel Capital to help Gulf companies invest in food sector acquisitions

Two companies from Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have tasked Cartel Capital to nominate a group of companies in the food sector for acquisition.

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