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Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

According to KPPU, issuing halal certificates is actually a state duty. The task may be handed over to other agencies only if the state is unable to do so.

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Indonesia Religious Affairs Minister Wants Right to Issue Halal Certification

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia Religious Affairs Minister Wants Right to Issue Halal Certification

“The government as the prosecutor of regulations should be the one doing the process,” Suryadharma said. “The MUI is merely a civil organization.”

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Indonesia: Govt to Regulate Halal Certification Fee

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt to Regulate Halal Certification Fee

The government and House of Representatives (DPR) intend to put Halal Products draft bill under the Ministry of Religious Affairs’ authority.

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Opinion: Halal labeling: The next gold mine?

| 01/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal labeling: The next gold mine?

The worldwide food industry is paying attention to detail to fulfill Muslim halal requirements by avoiding some substances or ingredients.

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Indonesia: Postpone halal bill deliberation: Health minister

| 01/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Postpone halal bill deliberation: Health minister

“We have asked them to postpone deliberations since there has been no progress in deciding who will have the authority to issue the certificates.”

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Indonesia: MUI – government wrangle over Halal certification

| 28/02/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI – government wrangle over Halal certification

The Religious Affairs Ministry has demanded that the authority to issue halal certificates be given to the government rather than the MUI.

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Indonesia: Ulema Council Denies Halal Certification Graft

| 26/02/2014 | Reply
Indonesia:  Ulema Council Denies Halal Certification Graft

MUI denies accusations that foreign organizations hoping to sell food in Indonesia had been extorted for bribes during the halal-auditing process.

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Japan: Halal Development Foundation Japan hold Halal seminar

| 06/02/2014 | Reply
Japan: Halal Development Foundation Japan hold Halal seminar

At the opening ceremony, MajelisUlama Indonesia and HDFJ signed a MoU, confirming their deep cooperation and working relations.

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Indonesia: W. Java’s foods still need halal certification

| 28/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: W. Java’s foods still need halal certification

To facilitate local food enterprises in obtaining the certificates, the provincial administration had provided financial assistance for the enterprises since 2005.

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Indonesia: Experts in Innovation and Marketing Speak to 5,000 in Indonesia

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Experts in Innovation and Marketing Speak to 5,000 in Indonesia

Hermawan Kartajaya, founder of MarkPlus signs MOU to build a ‘Future of Asia Global Lab’, to develop cutting edge concepts and practice in the field of marketing and communications.

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Iran: Islamic Countries Capable of Increasing Economic Cooperation

| 20/12/2013 | Reply
Iran: Islamic Countries Capable of Increasing Economic Cooperation

The nature of developments in the international relations has pushed many countries towards cooperation and partnership with the other parties.

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Indonesia: City and MUI Issued Halal Certificate

| 18/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: City and MUI Issued Halal Certificate

Jakarta Tourism and Culture Department and Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) have issued a halal certificate for hotels, restaurants, and caterings in the capital city.

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Indonesia: MUI Mull Halal Bill’s 3-Year Stall

| 17/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia:  MUI Mull Halal Bill’s 3-Year Stall

Halal certification for medicines is very unlikely to happen in the near future, Indonesia’s health authority said on Monday.

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Indonesia: Doctors, clerics in medicine dispute

| 14/12/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Doctors, clerics in medicine dispute

The Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI) and the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) are at loggerheads over whether halal certification is required for medicines in the country.

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Indonesia: Govt’ to Establish Halal Industrial Region in 2015

| 30/10/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Govt’ to Establish Halal Industrial Region in 2015

It is estimated that a Halal industrial region will be established in 2015, and that the government will stipulate a standardization for the region next year.

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Indonesia: Aussie firms paying inflated price to have Halal certification

| 19/10/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: Aussie firms paying inflated price to have Halal certification

The Indonesian Council of Ulama (MUI), the top Islamic body which orders Fatwa religious rulings, is dictating how much Australian companies must pay to have their food certified as Halal.

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Australia: No stunning on Indonesian cattle

| 08/07/2013 | Reply
Australia: No stunning on Indonesian cattle

THE live export market suffers another blow, with a Queensland mission to Indonesia being told pre-slaughter cattle stunning won’t be allowed. There has been a marked shift against stunning by Indonesians.

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Indonesia: No quality control of frozen meat ahead of Ramadhan

| 27/06/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: No quality control of frozen meat ahead of Ramadhan

The directorate general of animal husbandry at the Agriculture Ministry was unaware of a crooked practices concerning resale of frozen meat in certain supermarkets in Jakarta.

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Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

| 24/04/2013 | Reply
Australia: Beef exporters face Halal certification hike

Issues surrounding halal certification and pre-slaughter stunning have underlined the ongoing challenges beef and cattle exporters continue to face in Indonesia. MUI has delisted key Halal certifier, Australian Halal Food Services AHFS.

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Indonesia: MUI Seeks Sole Rule on Halal Certification

| 18/02/2013 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI Seeks Sole Rule on Halal Certification

The Indonesia Ulema Council (MUI) says it should be the only authority for halal certification in order to avoid competition among Islam-based interest groups.

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