Category: Research

INDONESIA: Mandatory Halal Certification Looms for Food, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

| 26/01/2017 | Reply
INDONESIA: Mandatory Halal Certification Looms for Food, Pharmaceuticals and Cosmetics

Promoted as a Halal Product Guarantee, the certification forms part of the bid to make Indonesian products more competitive in the international market.

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Philippines: Shari’ah must be included in Halal development law

| 26/01/2017 | Reply
Philippines: Shari’ah must be included in Halal development law

By Ace June Rell S. Perez – SunStarDAVAO THE Mindanao Islamic Chamber of Commerce Inc. (MICCI) raised concern to incorporate Shari’ah aspect to the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Act of 2016. Marilou Ampuan, one of the founders of MICCI and president of the Universal Islamic Center told reporters Tuesday, January 24, during the […]

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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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USA: USDA Guarantees Kosher and Halal Meat Can Be Organic, Too

| 24/01/2017 | 1 Reply
USA: USDA Guarantees Kosher and Halal Meat Can Be Organic, Too

The USDA’s statement came in its final version of regulations for organic livestock and poultry practices, published in the Federal Register on January 19, 2017.

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Pakistan: Fauji Meat officially begins commercial operations

| 17/01/2017 | 1 Reply
Pakistan: Fauji Meat officially begins commercial operations

Pakistan has been endowed with a large livestock population which includes cattle, buffalo, sheep and goat. It has a herd size of more than 60 million animals; one of the largest in the world.

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Yunnan principally agrees to work with Malaysia with trade and Halal products

| 15/01/2017 | Reply
Yunnan principally agrees to work with Malaysia with trade and Halal products

Yunnan has agreed in principle to work with Malaysia on several issues related to increasing trade, including certification for halal products and connectivity.

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Malaysia: Alibaba and the Halal industry: A win-win situation

| 13/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Alibaba and the Halal industry: A win-win situation

The Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) is in talks with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group to form a joint venture to enter the international halal market in a big way.

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Malaysia: HDC to double number of firms exporting Halal products by 2020

| 12/01/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to double number of firms exporting Halal products by 2020

CEO Jamil said this came on the back of positive outlook in global growth with the International Monetary Fund forecasting 3.4% this year.

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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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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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