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Indonesia: Govt targets 5 millions Muslim travelers in 2019

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt targets 5 millions Muslim travelers in 2019

The government will introduce halal certification for foods and hotels in major tourist destinations for Muslim tourists traveling in the country.

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Malaysia: Seize the halal opportunity

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Seize the halal opportunity

Only 20% of global demand for halal product is met at the moment, and Malaysia — a leader in this segment — must capitalise fully on its expertise.

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South Africa: Jakim questions MJC compliance with international Halal standards

| 26/03/2016 | Reply
South Africa: Jakim questions MJC compliance with international Halal standards

The Muslim Judicial Council Halal Trust has been delisted from the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) after failing an external audit for the first time in 19 years.

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Swiss firms look to profit from halal market

| 25/03/2016 | Reply
Swiss firms look to profit from halal market

A number of big Swiss and European firms are already active in this market, such as Merck, Nespresso, Givaudan, Emmi, Firmenich, Stella, DSM and Lindt.

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Canada: CFIA Introduces new halal labelling and advertising requirements

| 23/03/2016 | Reply
Canada: CFIA Introduces new halal labelling and advertising requirements

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will take compliance and enforcement actions if the requirements are not met.

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Makkah leads hotel construction in Saudi Arabia

| 22/03/2016 | Reply
Makkah leads hotel construction in Saudi Arabia

The Holy City of Makkah is leading hotel development in Saudi Arabia with 24,133 rooms currently in the construction pipeline, according to a new report.

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Thailand: New halal hotel aims to cash in on growing global Muslim population

| 22/03/2016 | Reply
Thailand: New halal hotel aims to cash in on growing global Muslim population

It was admitted to “The Halal Hotel” by the Gulf Halal organisation from Dubai, which assures constant and exacting standards of high quality for visitors.

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UK: New body-covering swimsuits for Muslim women

| 21/03/2016 | Reply
UK: New body-covering swimsuits for Muslim women

Marks and Spencer has launched a new full-length Islamic range of swimwear, designed to protect the modesty of Muslim woman.

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UK: Over 3,000 Halal butcher shops ignored during National Butchers’ Week 2016

| 18/03/2016 | 3 Replies
UK: Over 3,000 Halal butcher shops ignored during National Butchers’ Week 2016

Over 3,000 independent Halal butchers’ shops have been ignored due to their religious’ beliefs. National Butchers’ Week 2016 – 14th to 20th March.

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UAE: DIAC discusses effort to make Dubai center of Islamic economy

| 17/03/2016 | Reply
UAE: DIAC discusses effort to make Dubai center of Islamic economy

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), a branch of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently released its important provisions and action plan.

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Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

| 17/03/2016 | Reply
Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

One major point of contention is machine-slaughter, a common method used to kill chickens in poultry plants.

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New Zealand: Trade with Iran could bolster halal meat

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
New Zealand: Trade with Iran could bolster halal meat

Prime Minister John Key said the re-establishment of trade links with Iran could be a bonus for New Zealand’s halal meat industry.

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Japan was Malaysia’s fourth largest trading partner in 2015

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
Japan was Malaysia’s fourth largest trading partner in 2015

Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said the bilateral trade accounted for 8.72 per cent of Malaysia’s total global trade.

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UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

At the proposed arbitration hearing, the Tribunal will enable both parties to make representations in support of their case for or against machine slaughter.

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South Korea’s Cosmax beauty products granted Halal certification

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
South Korea’s Cosmax beauty products granted Halal certification

PT Cosmax Indonesia received the halal certification from Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) to sell its cosmetics.

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Officials in China Call for National Standards on Halal Food

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
Officials in China Call for National Standards on Halal Food

Some of China’s more than 23 million Muslims worry that businesses routinely flout Halal guidelines, selling sweets laced with lard, for instance, or pork disguised as beef.

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France: Mosques can ‘fund themselves’ through halal meat tax

| 14/03/2016 | Reply
France: Mosques can ‘fund themselves’ through halal meat tax

A 1% tax on halal meat would amount to €60 million in funding to build mosques in France, according to The Local.

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MIHAS: Malaysia’s Testimony In Spearheading Global Halal Industry

| 13/03/2016 | Reply
MIHAS: Malaysia’s Testimony In Spearheading Global Halal Industry

Datuk Mohd Shukri Abdullah said the 13th edition of Mihas from March 30 to April 2 would gather over 560 companies from 28 countries.

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USA: Midamar Halal food execs sentenced following export fraud

| 12/03/2016 | Reply
USA: Midamar Halal food execs sentenced following export fraud

A judge in Iowa has sentenced two brothers who own companies that distribute and certify halal food products after they pleaded guilty to federal charges.

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Halal Pharmaceuticals Market to Witness Strong Growth in the Next Decade

| 10/03/2016 | Reply
Halal Pharmaceuticals Market to Witness Strong Growth in the Next Decade

Pharmaceuticals account for the second-largest revenue share in the global Halal market, next only to Halal food.

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