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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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UAE: DIEDC expands network of strategic partners in Indonesia

| 27/11/2019
UAE: DIEDC expands network of strategic partners in Indonesia

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) signed two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with Indonesia Halal Lifestyle Center (IHLC) and the National Islamic Finance Committee (KNKS).

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Indonesia: Great confusion over Indonesia’s halal laws

| 26/11/2019
Indonesia: Great confusion over Indonesia’s halal laws

The transition to halal certification has not gone as well as expected. Observers said regulation and implementation still face problems that could potentially create commotion among the public.

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Indonesia taps into Muslim tourist market with Shariah hotels

| 26/11/2019
Indonesia taps into Muslim tourist market with Shariah hotels

Shariah-compliant accommodation is not new in Indonesia. The Sofyan Hotel chain in Jakarta has implemented the concept in its two properties since 1992 by removing nightclubs, bars and alcoholic drinks from its facilities. 

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Indonesia: Indonesia Expo in Qatar winds up with fruitful debut

| 23/11/2019
Indonesia: Indonesia Expo in Qatar winds up with fruitful debut

The Indonesian Ambassador bore witness to the inking of 15 agreements on business transactions worth over US$100 million in terms of commitment for the trading of products, investment, and partnership.

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Indonesia: Moderland Develop Halal Project with Barakah Taiwan Halal Hub, Local Sharia Bank

| 17/11/2019
Indonesia: Moderland Develop Halal Project with Barakah Taiwan Halal Hub, Local Sharia Bank

The four local banks, namely PT Bank Mandiri Syariah, PT BRI Syariah, PT BNI Syariah and PT Bank Muamalat Indonesia prepared funds Rp2.1 trillion (US$150 million) to develop the areas.

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Ban on swimming? Myths hinder Indonesia’s development in halal tourism

| 22/10/2019
Ban on swimming? Myths hinder Indonesia’s development in halal tourism

Myths surrounding the concept, such as a prohibition on swimming at halal tourist destinations, have worsened the situation, making Islam looks like a foe instead of a friend of tourism.

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UAE: DIEDC Explores Collaboration within the Islamic Economy sectors of Southeast Asia

| 17/10/2019
UAE: DIEDC Explores Collaboration within the Islamic Economy sectors of Southeast Asia

The initiative provided an ideal platform for the exchange of knowledge and experiences as well as identifying new opportunities for cooperation in developing the Islamic economy.

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Indonesia’s Mandatory Halal Labeling Leaves Firms in Disarray

| 17/10/2019
Indonesia’s Mandatory Halal Labeling Leaves Firms in Disarray

The compulsory labeling will first apply to the food and beverage services from 17 October before expanding into drugs, cosmetics and other consumer goods.

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Indonesia: New agency unprepared for halal certification tasks: Ombudsman

| 28/09/2019
Indonesia: New agency unprepared for halal certification tasks: Ombudsman

Despite the highlighted issues, BPJPH head Sukoso remained confident that the agency will be able to handle the task of issuing halal certifications.

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Indonesian delegation visits Dubai to learn about Islamic economy system in UAE

| 24/09/2019
Indonesian delegation visits Dubai to learn about Islamic economy system in UAE

DIEDC, has received a senior financial delegation from Indonesia that aimed to learn about the Islamic economy system in the UAE.

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Indonesia 4.0: Food industry tech and innovation to play ‘huge’ role in country

| 23/09/2019
Indonesia 4.0: Food industry tech and innovation to play ‘huge’ role in country

The F&B industry will be a key driver of the country’s economic development, especially in terms of processed food and beverage products.

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Massive potential: Why are ASEAN halal food exports growing at a slower rate than global demand?

| 11/09/2019
Massive potential: Why are ASEAN halal food exports growing at a slower rate than global demand?

Halal food exports from South East Asian countries are seemingly sluggish, despite soaring consumer demand and a more sophisticated regulatory regime.

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Indonesia: High duties hit halal exports to OIC countries

| 04/09/2019
Indonesia: High duties hit halal exports to OIC countries

Indonesia has a huge potential of halal exports including food products, medicines, cosmetics, and Muslim garments that has yet to be fully explored.

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Indonesia: MUI fights back with legal challenge as govt takes over halal certification authority

| 30/08/2019
Indonesia: MUI fights back with legal challenge as govt takes over halal certification authority

Directors of MUI’s food and drug analysis agencies (LPPOM) from 31 provinces across the country have lodged a petition for a judicial review with the Constitutional Court.

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Ground shifts in Indonesia’s economy as conservative Islam takes root

| 28/08/2019
Ground shifts in Indonesia’s economy as conservative Islam takes root

The number of conservatives is now growing and more companies have embraced Islamic branding and marketing.

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