Category: Indonesia

Opinion: The Rise and Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry

| 28/09/2012 | 2 Replies
Opinion: The Rise and Rise of the Muslim Fashion Industry

Indonesia has clear aspirations to be a world leader in Muslim fashion, and across the Atlantic, American Muslim fashion is thriving. It is on the move, and that move is growing wider, more popular and into the mainstream.

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India: Rapidly-growing Indonesia offers F&B sector plethora of opportunities

| 28/09/2012 | Reply
India: Rapidly-growing Indonesia offers F&B sector plethora of opportunities

In terms of population, Indonesia, with about 240 million inhabitants, is the fourth-largest country in the world, and has the largest Muslim population. With the maximum numbers of Muslims it definitely shows ample scope for trade in halal foods.

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Indonesia: House to pass controversial halal certification bill ‘soon’

| 26/09/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: House to pass controversial halal certification bill ‘soon’

Indonesia’s premier food processing authority has come out strongly against a controversial plan that would make halal certification a must for the country’s entire food and beverage supply chain.

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Indonesia: Food group nixes halal certification rules

| 20/09/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Food group nixes halal certification rules

Local food producers say that the controversial halal certification bill slated to become law in October must be amended to make halal certification of their products optional, not mandatory, as planned.

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Indonesia: West Java to host the biggest halal conference in SE Asia

| 03/08/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: West Java to host the biggest halal conference in SE Asia

As well as holding a Halal conference in 2014, MUI urges every region and city in West Java to reach the target as Halal Province. Djamaludin said three regions in West Hava had become Halal City, namely Indramayu, Bogor, and Depok.

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Indonesia accepts Jakim Halal certification

| 10/07/2012 | Reply
Indonesia accepts Jakim Halal certification

International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed said the development brought relief to producers of Malaysian Halal products who are facing difficulties penetrating the Indonesian market due to Halal certification.

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Indonesia: More imported products declared halal by MUI

| 06/06/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: More imported products declared halal by MUI

Companies from 37 countries have been granted halal certificates by the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), indicating a growing interest in the halal product business in Indonesia.

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Indonesia: Ulema council launches online halal certification service

| 28/05/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Ulema council launches online halal certification service

LPPOM MUI have launched an online halal certification service called CEROL – SS 23000.”The CEROL certification system will accelerate the process of halal certification for products and improve the agency`s documentation system,” LPPOM Director Lukmanul Hakim stated.

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Indonesia suspends US beef imports over mad cow fears

| 14/05/2012 | Reply
Indonesia suspends US beef imports over mad cow fears

US Health authorities have said the diseased animal was never a threat to the nation’s food supply, in the first case of mad cow disease in the US since 2006.

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Tatarstan wishes to have closer ties with Indonesia

| 16/04/2012 | Reply
Tatarstan wishes to have closer ties with Indonesia

Tatarstan could become the entrance for Indonesian products to the central and eastern part of Russia while Indonesia could become the entrance for Tatarstani products in the ASEAN region.

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Indonesia: PKS Rejects MUI’s Involvement in Halal Certification

| 16/04/2012 | 2 Replies
Indonesia: PKS Rejects MUI’s Involvement in Halal Certification

The Prosperous Justice Party politician Ledia Hanifa said it was not appropriate for a Halal product regulators to be involved in the certification process.

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EU: 5th Int’l Halal Food Conference opens in Belgium

| 25/03/2012 | Reply
EU: 5th Int’l Halal Food Conference opens in Belgium

Indonesian Ambassador to Brussels Arif Havas Oegroseno has opened the 5th International Halal Food Conference at Sheraton Hotel in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday. Government, business, private and public representatives discussed global halal (lawful according to Islam) standards, Information, Social, Cultural and Diplomatic Coordinator of the Indonesian Embassy in Brussels.

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China: China Ningxia Province Seeks Sister City In Indonesia

| 16/03/2012 | Reply
China: China Ningxia Province Seeks Sister City In Indonesia

“On behalf of Ningxia’s foreign affairs office, we express our desire to establish a sister city relationship with one of Indonesia’s cities,” Zhang Yexing, vice director general of Ningxia’s foreign affairs office, told journalists yesterday. Yexing said the Ningxia government is eager to establish cooperation in Halal food production with its sister city in Indonesia.

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Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

| 02/03/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Animal welfare issues exposed again by animal activists

THE live export industry is facing fresh pressure to clean up its act with new vision of cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs uncovered by animal activists, despite strict new rules for exporters being in place for nearly six months.

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Indonesia: Government Supports the Halal Food Guarantee Bill to be Approved Soon

| 24/02/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Government Supports the Halal Food Guarantee Bill to be Approved Soon

“With the Halal Food Guarantee Act, halalan thoyyiban is no longer engineering, there is a scientific spirit, worship, and theology,” Ahmad Mukri Aji, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs Faculty of Shari’ah Law explained. The Act which is the implementation of Article 28 UUD 1945, according to Ahmad, will also strengthen the LP POM MUI who had been dealing with halal certification.

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Indonesia: MUI Criticizes NU’s Plan to Draft Halal Certification

| 02/02/2012 | 1 Reply
Indonesia: MUI Criticizes NU’s Plan to Draft Halal Certification

The Indonesian Ulemas Council (MUI) has criticized Nahdlatul Ulama’s (NU) plan to draft halal and honesty certifications for its members.

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Indonesia: PBNU Drafts Halal references

| 31/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: PBNU Drafts Halal references

The leaders of Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) are working on drafting halal standards. As such, all production distributed among NU members must be approved by the Nahdlatul Ulama Businessmen’s Association (HPN).

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Indonesian Vice President Opens the AGM-WHFC

| 22/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesian Vice President Opens the AGM-WHFC

Indonesian vice president, Boediono, opened Annual General Meeting World Halal Food Council (AGM-WHFC) and International Workshop on Indonesian Role for Strengthening Global Halal 2012.

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Indonesia: The Halal Beauty Debate Is More Than Skin Deep

| 08/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: The Halal Beauty Debate Is More Than Skin Deep

For some Indonesian Muslims, the voluntary halal label is the determining factor in their decision about whether to eat at a certain restaurant or buy particular products. For some international companies working in Indonesia, having the label is also crucial for selling their products because almost 90 percent of the population is Muslim, making it the world’s most populous Muslim country.

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Indonesia: Jakarta to be World’s Halal Food Center

| 05/01/2012 | Reply
Indonesia: Jakarta to be World’s Halal Food Center

The Annual General Meeting of WHFC will be held in Jakarta on January 16-18 and will be opened by Indonesian Vice President Boediono. The agenda of the meeting would be a discussion on the work program, standardization, socialization, and education of Halal products all around the world.

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