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South Africa: No doubt over Halal certification: MJCHT

| 31/03/2016 | Reply
South Africa: No doubt over Halal certification: MJCHT

This comes after the Department of Islamic affairs in Malaysia (JAKIM) delisted the Halal certifier, after they failed an external audit in November last year.

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Malaysia: MATRADE Confident Of Sales Of Up To RM500 Mln At INSP

| 30/03/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: MATRADE Confident Of Sales Of Up To RM500 Mln At INSP

MATRADE is confident sales of between RM480 million and RM500 million can be clinched during the two-day International Sourcing Programme (INSP) which ends today.

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Malaysia: HDC Launch HDCdirectory.com

| 30/03/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC Launch HDCdirectory.com

The launch of HDCdirectory.com will signify the efforts of HDC to engage and promote various Halal activities on e-commerce.

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Malaysia: MoU Exchange HDC & Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited

| 30/03/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: MoU Exchange HDC & Greenland Hong Kong Holdings Limited

The organisations will cooperate through a MoU to establish the first ever Halal International Trade Centre in Kunming City of Yunnan Province, China.

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Malaysia: HDC and Nestlé Join Hands towards Greater Halal Commitment

| 30/03/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC and Nestlé Join Hands towards Greater Halal Commitment

MoU seeks to empower local SMEs to compete and create a stronger presence in the global Halal market, as well as to further promote Halal Malaysian products.

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Malaysia Remains Strong in the Halal Trade Industry despite Strong Economic Headwinds

| 30/03/2016 | Reply
Malaysia Remains Strong in the Halal Trade Industry despite Strong Economic Headwinds

An expected 1000 delegates converge at the 9th World Halal Conference entitled ‘Halal at the Forefront of Economic and Social change’

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UK: New owner for scandal-hit abattoir

| 30/03/2016 | Reply
UK: New owner for scandal-hit abattoir

An abattoir whose former owner collapsed into administration following allegations of animal cruelty has been acquired by a family-owned former rival.

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China: Group seeks to broaden ties with Muslim world

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
China: Group seeks to broaden ties with Muslim world

The Islamic Association of China wants to serve as a think tank for Chinese businesses looking to expand into Muslim countries as part of the country’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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Malaysia: Jakim’s Halal Certification Highly Regarded By International Community

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Jakim’s Halal Certification Highly Regarded By International Community

A total of 54 certification bodies from 32 countries and four authorities from the OIC have managed to obtain Halal certification from Jakim.

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Indonesia: MUI urged to provide financial reports to public

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI urged to provide financial reports to public

Although it is not a government body, the MUI receives funds from the state budget and from several ministries for programs.

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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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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 | Reply
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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