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Indonesian Halal Regulations & Industry’s Concerns

| 17/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesian Halal Regulations & Industry’s Concerns

According to the new plan of Halal Product Assurance Agency (BPJPH), manufacturers will be given a deadline up to 2024 to obtain the halal certification.

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Indonesia: President Jokowi inaugurates Halal Park in Jakarta

| 16/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: President Jokowi inaugurates Halal Park in Jakarta

A bigger version of the park called the Halal Lifestyle District will begin construction in the next year or two.

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USA: $60 Billion U.S. Retailer to Use IBM’s Blockchain-Powered Food Trust

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
USA: $60 Billion U.S. Retailer to Use IBM’s Blockchain-Powered Food Trust

The food industry is one of the innumerable industries that have embraced blockchain technology and Abertsons has joined the blockchain revolution.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s seeks white knights

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s seeks white knights

KUALA LUMPUR: BRAHIM’s Holdings Bhd is looking for potential joint venture partner or buyer for its catering arm Brahim’s SATS Sdn Bhd, executive chairman Datuk Seri Ibrahim Ahmad said.

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Petition: Corruption has no place in Halal

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
Petition: Corruption has no place in Halal

Corrupt Halal Certification Bodies from foreign lands, having financial influence, can easily manipulate and contaminate the system with their unfair, corrupt and criminal practices.

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Saudi Arabia: Investment opportunities in the Saudi food sector

| 15/04/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Investment opportunities in the Saudi food sector

Domestic, regional and international demands for Saudi food products have been increasing year on year, with seafood, dates and halal foods leading the way.

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Philippines: DTI seeks to grow halal trade

| 11/04/2019 | Reply
Philippines: DTI seeks to grow halal trade

Aside from catering to some 11 million Muslim Filipinos, local halal businesses should have more exposure to Muslim-majority countries.

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Korean firms struggle to enter halal market

| 11/04/2019 | Reply
Korean firms struggle to enter halal market

South Korean firms have been eyeing the ever-expanding halal market for some years now, but technical difficulties in receiving certifications and lack of expertise in attracting buyers continue to remain major hurdles.

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Why fixing food systems is crucial for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

| 10/04/2019 | Reply
Why fixing food systems is crucial for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals

Faced with such a plethora of commitments, policymakers should look to fixing global food systems as a treasure trove of opportunity.

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Malaysia: Blockchain-powered HADIC to empower halal industry

| 09/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Blockchain-powered HADIC to empower halal industry

The developer behind the Global Halal Data Pool as well as the Verify Halal app, recently announced the launch of a blockchain-powered Halal digital chain, HADIC.

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Uzbekistan presented at Malaysia International Halal Showcase

| 09/04/2019 | Reply
Uzbekistan presented at Malaysia International Halal Showcase

The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Malaysia also attended this exhibition with the National stand, where the products of food industry of the country were presented.

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Saudi Arabia eager to tap into $2.1trn global market for halal products

| 05/04/2019 | Reply
Saudi Arabia eager to tap into $2.1trn global market for halal products

The Kingdom, along with other Middle Eastern countries, is looking to develop business links with Malaysia which has become one of the world leaders in the halal industry.

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Malaysia: World Halal Conference Reinforces Malaysia’s Position as a Global Halal Hub

| 05/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: World Halal Conference Reinforces Malaysia’s Position as a Global Halal Hub

Presenting the theme “Fostering A Robust Halal Economy: Global Integration and Ethical Practice”, WHC 2019 provided a platform for global halal policymakers and stakeholders to share their experiences.

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Malaysia: Halal Cluster Network with Halal clusters in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Spain

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal Cluster Network with Halal clusters in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Spain

First MOUs signed for groundbreaking collaboration under the Halal Cluster Network with halal clusters in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Spain during MIHAS.

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Opinion: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Opinion: The role of women in urban development as planners, builders, city dwellers, is crucial

There is a significant danger in misinterpreting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals as separate disciplines that need to be dealt with one by one and in isolation.

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Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Is it time for the hospitality sector to align to the SDGs?

The Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) has called on the food industry to follow the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to achieve the innovation required.

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Infrastructure needed to achieve 72% of sustainable development goal targets

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Infrastructure needed to achieve 72% of sustainable development goal targets

UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 – global targets relating to poverty, health, the environment, peace and justice – will rely on infrastructure systems.

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Malaysia: Islamic finance should be the next step for Halal Trade sector

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Islamic finance should be the next step for Halal Trade sector

World Halal Conference discussed the industry’s needs and build new capabilities. Ensuring that Islamic finance is complied with should be the next step forward for the Halal trade industry.

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Malaysia to enhance halal certification system in push towards global hub

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia to enhance halal certification system in push towards global hub

Wan Azizah highlighted that the academy has led to the introduction of a halal journal, a compendium of international researches within the halal supply chain in the relevant industries.

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Malaysia seeking partners to improve Halal Economy

| 04/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia seeking partners to improve Halal Economy

Using propositions such as SDG provides a starting point beyond just halal as it talks about taking responsibilities and accountabilities to the local community.

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