Category: Indonesia

Indonesia: The Halal-Haram Labelling Debate

| 03/11/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: The Halal-Haram Labelling Debate

The enactment of the Halal Product Guarantee law and the ensuing government regulations are bound to create myriad problems.

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Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur to have one Halal certification

| 21/10/2016 | Reply
Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur to have one Halal certification

Indonesia and Malaysia are going to review their halal certifications that are currently different from each other and lead to inefficient export and import processes.

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Indonesia: Halal Draft Bill Shows No Sign of Completion

| 18/10/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Draft Bill Shows No Sign of Completion

The government regulation on the halal guarantee is nowhere near finalization as not many halal certificates are attached on pharmacy products.

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Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

| 17/10/2016 | Reply
Brazil Challenges Indonesia’s Halal Certification Policy

Brazil has filed a complaint against Indonesia to the World Trade Organization, challenging Indonesia’s halal certification requirements for imported meat.

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Indonesia: Halal Certification: A Blessing or a Curse for Industries?

| 12/10/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal Certification: A Blessing or a Curse for Industries?

Key players in the food and beverages, cosmetics and pharmacy industries are questioning the efficacy of the government’s Halal Product Certification law.

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Indonesia as Global Center for Halal Products and Services?

| 09/10/2016 | Reply
Indonesia as Global Center for Halal Products and Services?

To address the market demand, Indonesia Halal Lifestyle Centre launched the Indonesia International Halal Lifestyle Expo and Conference.

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USA: Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection

| 20/09/2016 | Reply
USA: Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection

A Muslim fashion designer has made history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit on a Newnyfw2 York Fashion Week catwalk.

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Halal cosmetics seen as next major growth focus for global giants

| 06/09/2016 | Reply
Halal cosmetics seen as next major growth focus for global giants

Some of the world’s biggest consumer groups are making halal face creams and shampoos for Indonesia ahead of a new labeling law.

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Halal hub to be built in Indonesia

| 04/08/2016 | Reply
Halal hub to be built in Indonesia

The halal hub will ensure that Halal products, including food, clothing, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, which are imported by and exported from Indonesia, meet the halal criteria.

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Indonesia joins Malaysian halal e-commerce business

| 03/08/2016 | Reply
Indonesia joins Malaysian halal e-commerce business

The portal serves not as an online store to sell products but rather as a catalogue that lists halal products available for sale.

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South Korea: Cosmax takes lead in adapting to Halal cosmetics

| 27/07/2016 | Reply
South Korea: Cosmax takes lead in adapting to Halal cosmetics

It has kicked off producing 50 halal-certified products at its Jakarta plant in Indonesia, gearing up its efforts to capture the burgeoning global Halal cosmetics market.

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Indonesia: Industry Players Demand Transparency in Halal Certification Regulation Drafting

| 11/06/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Industry Players Demand Transparency in Halal Certification Regulation Drafting

It stipulates that any products brought into Indonesia, distributed and traded in the country must be given Halal certification.

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Opinion: Asia’s growing Halal demand spurs innovation, profit

| 03/06/2016 | Reply
Opinion: Asia’s growing Halal demand spurs innovation, profit

In countries with predominantly Muslim populations, even nonfood halal markets, such as daily necessities and cosmetics, are already thriving.

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Indonesia shows interest to import meat & citrus from Pakistan

| 29/05/2016 | Reply
Indonesia shows interest to import meat & citrus from Pakistan

On the occasion, ambassador said that currently Indonesia is importing meat mainly from Australia which is non-Muslim country and they wish to import form Halal country like Pakistan.

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Indonesia: Govt to develop West Sumatra as Halal tourist destination

| 16/05/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt to develop West Sumatra as Halal tourist destination

The Tourism Ministry plans to develop West Sumatra as a halal tourist destination to attract more tourists from OIC countries, such as Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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Indonesia: Unilever Faces Challenges in Applying Halal Warranty System

| 11/05/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Unilever Faces Challenges in Applying Halal Warranty System

PT Unilever Indonesia applies a halal waranty system for its products and factory. However, the implementation system is not easy and the company faces various challanges.

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Saudi Arabia to Adopt Indonesian Vaccine Technology

| 13/04/2016 | Reply
Saudi Arabia to Adopt Indonesian Vaccine Technology

BioFarma, the largest pharmaceutical firm in the archipelago, is currently in talks with the Indonesian Trade vaccinePromotion Center in Saudi Arabia.

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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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Indonesia: Govt targets 5 millions Muslim travelers in 2019

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt targets 5 millions Muslim travelers in 2019

The government will introduce halal certification for foods and hotels in major tourist destinations for Muslim tourists traveling in the country.

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South Korea’s Cosmax beauty products granted Halal certification

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
South Korea’s Cosmax beauty products granted Halal certification

PT Cosmax Indonesia received the halal certification from Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI) to sell its cosmetics.

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