Brazil: Application for halal certification project now open

Brazilian food and beverage companies can now apply to get their first halal certification via the Halal Brazil project that grants an aid of 50% of the costs.

ANBA São Paulo – Brazilian food and beverage companies can now apply for support to obtain their first halal certification. The Halal Brazil project has an open call for companies interested in enjoying the benefit and adapting their plants for getting the halal certification attesting that their production process follows the Islamic requirements and is fit for the Muslim market.

The Halal Brazil project is a partnership between the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (ABCC) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) to foster the country’s halal exports. The goal is to boost the access of Brazilian companies to the Islamic market and increase the number of value-added companies and goods in this niche through training and commercial promotion.

One of its initiatives is supporting up to 50 companies that’ll be selected via the open tender to obtain their plant’s first halal certification. The project has other areas of operation, including training and participation in major international food industry shows and missions.

The halal certification tender is open for uncertified companies that are supported by the Halal Brazil project; that have a product that is fit for halal certification and the project’s target markets – 22 Arab countries, Indonesia, Malaysia, South Africa; that have exported for at least two years; and that operate in the agribusiness or food and beverage industry.

Companies interested in obtaining their first halal plant certification will be granted a financial aid of up to 50% of the total costs of certification, limited to a BRL12,000 [USD 2,500] ceiling. The project will start selecting interested companies and guiding them for certification immediately, but companies may apply until February 14, 2025. The registration fee is BRL1,200 [USD250], which will be deducted from the amount to be paid by the company to the certifier if it’s selected.

Access the full notice and registration form.

Find out more on the website of the Halal Brazil project and via email at

Translation by Guilherme Miranda