click to go to penny appeal

Author Archive: salama

rss feed

Opinion: The top cosmetics regulatory issues on the agenda for APAC in 2020

| 08/01/2020
Opinion: The top cosmetics regulatory issues on the agenda for APAC in 2020

Currently, the regulations for cosmetics have been pushed back to October 17, 2026 but there are still many details of the new regulations that have yet to be ironed out.

Read More

Indonesia: MUI to issue halal certification for Japanese companies

| 07/01/2020
Indonesia: MUI to issue halal certification for Japanese companies

Under the MoU, the LPPOM MUI also agrees to handle Japan’s halal certification promotion and consultation.

Read More

Indonesia: F&B companies struggle to comply with halal certification requirements

| 07/01/2020
Indonesia: F&B companies struggle to comply with halal certification requirements

“The rules for halal certification are still cumbersome, and it’s hard for companies to achieve the certification, even though it is mandatory.”

Read More

Canada: Alberta processor bullish on market growth for Halal meat

| 07/01/2020
Canada: Alberta processor bullish on market growth for Halal meat

The Alberta government says it wants to expand the province’s halal capacity as part of overall trade efforts.

Read More

Turkey: Halal Tourism Services Standard has been published

| 06/01/2020
Turkey: Halal Tourism Services Standard has been published

SMIIC Technical Committee on Tourism and Related Issues  (TC 5) standard “OIC/SMIIC 9:2019, Halal Tourism Services – General Requirements”. 

Read More

Philippines: DTI chief sees Halal as a good business venture for 2020

| 06/01/2020
Philippines: DTI chief sees Halal as a good business venture for 2020

The secretary said that entrepreneurs should start with a change in mindset and see Halal as a lifestyle that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Read More

Pakistan: Poultry sector hits an all-time low in 2019

| 30/12/2019
Pakistan: Poultry sector hits an all-time low in 2019

Due to unjustified taxation policies, during 2018-19, the poultry industry was able to process less than 5 per cent of the total broilers produced in the country.

Read More

Egypt: How the multi-million dollar business of certifying halal meat imports was monopolized

| 30/12/2019
Egypt: How the multi-million dollar business of certifying halal meat imports was monopolized

IS EG’s monopoly means it can collect fees of over $11 million annually in North America and $10 million in South America, according to a calculation by Mada Masr.

Read More

Taiwan: Kaohsiung Marine Bureau conduct Halal project to help 66 fishery products gain Halal certification

| 26/12/2019
Taiwan: Kaohsiung Marine Bureau conduct Halal project to help 66 fishery products gain Halal certification

The Kaohsiung City Marine Bureau is working with the central government to help food industry professionals gain halal certification.

Read More

UAE: More countries join standardisation initiative of International Halal Accreditation Forum

| 24/12/2019
UAE: More countries join standardisation initiative of International Halal Accreditation Forum

International Halal Accreditation Forum, IHAF has been further strengthened as the number of countries and international organisations joining its halal standardisation initiative continues to increase.

Read More

UAE: DIEDC Reviews Progress of 2019 Initiatives, Plans for 2020

| 23/12/2019
UAE: DIEDC Reviews Progress of 2019 Initiatives, Plans for 2020

In 2019, Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre has made great strides in consolidating Dubai’s status as the global capital of Islamic economy, especially in terms of expanding international partnerships.

Read More

Malaysia: Duopharma, KPJ collaborate for halal pharmaceuticals

| 21/12/2019
Malaysia: Duopharma, KPJ collaborate for halal pharmaceuticals

Duopharma Biotech, formerly known as CCM Duopharma Biotech Bhd, signed this collaboration during the unveiling of its new corporate logo and name at an external rebranding launch.

Read More

Spain sees a rise in Halal meat for Muslim and non-Muslim consumers

| 17/12/2019
Spain sees a rise in Halal meat for Muslim and non-Muslim consumers

Forecasts indicate that the Halal food and beverage will continue to grow without interruption around the world with 1.8 billion muslims worldwide, of these more than 60% are currently under 30 years of age.

Read More

Top Trends: The Top 10 APAC trends stories of 2019 revealed

| 16/12/2019
Top Trends: The Top 10 APAC trends stories of 2019 revealed

The top 10 most-read APAC food and beverage market and trend stories of 2019 include the new Halal Blockchain traceability tool touted as a supply chain ‘gamechanger’.

Read More

Malaysia: Matrade to engage with 15,000 local companies via ED, EP programmes

| 14/12/2019
Malaysia: Matrade to engage with 15,000 local companies via ED, EP programmes

Matrade plans to engage with 15,000 local companies next year via its Exporters Development (ED) and Export Promotion (EP) programmes.

Read More

Qatar to host 14th World Islamic Economic Forum in 2020

| 14/12/2019
Qatar to host 14th World Islamic Economic Forum in 2020

The Forum aims to enhance the economic well-being of Islamic peoples and communities in different countries of the world by expanding the movement of trade and investment exchanges among them.

Read More

Qatar’s preparations for 2020 Halal expo ‘on track’, says Qatar Chamber official

| 12/12/2019
Qatar’s preparations for 2020 Halal expo ‘on track’, says Qatar Chamber official

This year’s event discussed ways to eradicate obstacles hindering the increase of investments among OIC member states, ways to encourage investments, as well as efforts to streamline doing business.

Read More

Malaysia plans to launch world’s first halal pharmacopoeia in 2020

| 10/12/2019
Malaysia plans to launch world’s first halal pharmacopoeia in 2020

People no longer need to refer to (several) reference materials before purchasing a product. Halal pharmacopoeia benefits not only Malaysians but all industry players and consumers worldwide.

Read More

Indonesia encourages sharia economy to boost SMEs

| 07/12/2019
Indonesia encourages sharia economy to boost SMEs

Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin discusses a wide range of topics – domestic, international, and economic – and said that his country plans to pay more attention to Halal tourism.

Read More

Indonesia: Social commerce startup Evermos brings Halal products into Indonesia, grabs US$8.25M Series

| 06/12/2019
Indonesia: Social commerce startup Evermos brings Halal products into Indonesia, grabs US$8.25M Series

The startup plans to use the funds to expand its presence in the digital Islamic economy ecosystem, accelerate growth by focusing on further collaborations with local brands and organisations.

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest