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Category: Food Manufacturing

Vietnamese businesses look to export Halal products

| 29/09/2011 | Reply
Vietnamese businesses look to export Halal products

A seminar to boost trade in Halal products was held in Kuala Lumpur on the 27 September. The event was jointly organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia, and the Chinese Chambers of Industry and Commerce of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.

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China turns to its Muslims in Arab trade push

| 24/09/2011 | Reply
China turns to its Muslims in Arab trade push

A Halal food company formed 12 years ago in Beijing to cater to the dining requirements of the city’s Muslim community is now Xiangjuzhai Foods Group, and is one of Beijing’s biggest Halal food suppliers. It has been approached by the Chinese government to play a role in its ambitious plans to build a dominant Halal foods export industry to cater to West Asian markets.

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China hopes to broaden Halal food exports

| 24/09/2011 | Reply
China hopes to broaden Halal food exports

The Silk Road was once a dynamic set of trade links connecting Asia, Europe and parts of Africa. Now, the ancient routes may be given new life as Chinese Muslim businessmen follow their ancestors’ footsteps to export halal food to the world.

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China makes dent in halal market

| 21/09/2011 | Reply
China makes dent in halal market

With 22 million Muslims, China has just one-eight of India’s Muslim population. But China has managed to play an effective role in the $500 billion export market for halal food by capitalizing on its influence as the world’s biggest buyer of petroleum products.

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Pakistan: Belgium can provide technical, financial support

| 21/09/2011 | Reply
Pakistan: Belgium can provide technical, financial support

Tariq Iqbal Puri, Chief Executive Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) while meeting with Michel Kempeneers, Director, Asia-Pacific Wallonia Foreign Trade and Investment Agency (AWEX), Belgium asked him for Belgium’s technical and financial support in the areas of meat, pharmaceuticals, corporate agriculture and halal food meat certification and logistic etc.

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China plans free zone for Arabs

| 21/09/2011 | Reply
China plans free zone for Arabs

The China-Arab States Economic and Trade Forum will also look at issues relating to expanding China’s Halal food industry, trading in the yuan and joint financing of major construction projects in the Middle East region including in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

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Indonesia: Import Regulation Reduces Chinese Imports

| 19/09/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: Import Regulation Reduces Chinese Imports

According to the Indonesian Food and Beverage Association (Gapmmi), a government regulation contributed to the decline of food and beverage imports from China and Hong Kong between January and August.

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Thailand: 30% goal for Halal exports

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
Thailand: 30% goal for Halal exports

Thailand Trade Representative (TTR) Pichet Sathirachawal wants to increase exports of halal products by 30%. He also said the first task was to establish an Asean standard for Halal products to help regional producers access wider Halal markets in the world. He plans to persuade six Asean nations to open an Asean Halal standard office in Thailand as the country is a major international food supplier.

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US business mission eyes Saudi agro-food deals

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
US business mission eyes Saudi agro-food deals

The mission consists of top companies specializing in agricultural production, irrigation, livestock breeding, processed and halal food, organic fertilizers, soil treatment, animal feed and feed additives, land-use mapping, and low water use grass seeds.

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Brunei: Yingluck holds closed-door meeting with Sultan of Brunei

| 12/09/2011 | Reply
Brunei: Yingluck holds closed-door meeting with Sultan of Brunei

Before leaving Bangkok, Yingluck said she expected to discuss with the sultan ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries, including the exchange of knowledge on agriculture and halal food.

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USA: Tapping a Growing Halal Market

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
USA: Tapping a Growing Halal Market

Global Islamic finance is now considered to be a nearly $1 trillion industry, while as of last year, the worldwide halal market was worth an estimated $630 billion. The growth of these industries has spurred some investors to develop new financial products that combine bits of both, including halal food indices and equity funds.

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USA: The $700 Million Yogurt Startup

| 09/09/2011 | Reply
USA: The $700 Million Yogurt Startup

In a scant four years, Hamdi Ulukaya has built something that even Silicon Valley types should covet: a $700 million business that’s profitable, dominant and growing at a furious clip.

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Two Malaysian Firms Set To Establish Strong Foothold In The Netherlands

| 07/09/2011 | Reply
Two Malaysian Firms Set To Establish Strong Foothold In The Netherlands

Dewina Food Industries Sdn Bhd, popular with Halal food brand “Brahim’s” and green IT solutions provider, Basis Bay Group, have decided to expand their business operations to that European nation. Project Manager at Kuala Lumpur-based Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency Agnes Seah said the agency had assisted the firms to realise their ventures in the Netherlands.

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Brunei Halal Brand to expand product range

| 04/09/2011 | Reply
Brunei Halal Brand to expand product range

Food brand, the Brunei Halal brand, is expected to expand its range of products by early November. At the moment, the new products are undergoing the final stages of halal certification. They are slated to start production in October.

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UAE: “Halal market witnessing significant growth worldwide

| 03/09/2011 | Reply
UAE: “Halal market witnessing significant growth worldwide

Al Islami, Chief Executive Deputy, Hamid Badawi, stressed on the importance of creating global standards for the “Halal” industry as a step towards transforming it to a global economic power. He said that “creating legislation to regulate the global “Halal” industry is one of the most prominent factors that enhance the performance of this growing sector worldwide”.

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Pakistan fails to gain much in Halal brand market

| 16/08/2011 | Reply
Pakistan fails to gain much in Halal brand market

Currently, almost all countries exporting Halal products are non-Muslim. Brazil, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, France, Thailand and India are the leading countries exporting Halal products. Last year, India exported Halal brand products worth $21 billion. Awareness about Halal is higher in countries where Muslims are in minority.

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Nigeria: Small enterprise and job creation

| 15/08/2011 | Reply
Nigeria: Small enterprise and job creation

Supporting small and medium enterprises and agribusiness are key priorities for IFC in Africa, since these sectors account for the bulk of employment on the continent. Across Africa, IFC is supporting projects across the food supply chain, including processing, logistics, and distribution.

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UK: Heler’s Halal accreditation for cheese opens exports door

| 11/08/2011 | Reply
UK: Heler’s Halal accreditation for cheese opens exports door

CHESHIRE based cheese-maker Joseph Heler has opened a door to a wider export market by gaining Halal accreditation. Apart from making their cheese available to the British Muslim community, the company says it can now look at markets in Asia and worldwide.

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USA: Whole Foods’ Ramadan Marketing Headaches

| 10/08/2011 | Reply
USA: Whole Foods’ Ramadan Marketing Headaches

A pioneering Ramadan marketing campaign at Whole Foods has turned into a headache thanks to a handful of vocal anti-Muslim bloggers.

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Halal food market is estimated at US$500 billion per year

| 09/08/2011 | Reply
Halal food market is estimated at US$500 billion per year

An overview on Halal in France, Russia, USA, UK and Europe. As numbers grow, Muslims continue to maintain purchasing habits that align with their Islamic faith. Muslims want to be able to look at a product and see a recognizable Halal logo. There is an increasing demand for products that are inclusive.

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