Category: Indonesia

Indonesia: MUI to set single national halal standard

| 07/01/2011 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI to set single national halal standard

MUI’s food, medicine and cosmetics analysis body (LPPOM MUI) head Lukmanul Hakim said that 41 institutions had different standards, with only eight referring to the MUI.

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Meet the new Muslim Consumer

| 02/12/2010 | Reply
Meet the new Muslim Consumer

When it comes to big consumer markets, Asia is not short of contenders. China and India, with their billion-plus populations have led the way, while a number of large emerging markets are now also catching the eyes of marketers.

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Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center in Bali Goes ‘Halal’

| 29/11/2010 | Reply
Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center in Bali Goes ‘Halal’

Underlining the growing role of the Indonesian domestic market, now estimated to represent nearly 60% of all visitors to Bali, a leading four-star property in the capital city of Denpasar has obtained Halal Certification from the Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI).

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USA: Midamar sees opportunity for meat exports to Indonesia

| 25/11/2010 | Reply
USA: Midamar sees opportunity for meat exports to Indonesia

Indonesia and Malaysia are two of the fastest-growing export markets for the United States. Some economists forecast that Indonesia, with income from natural gas, oil, timber and mineral exports, could become the world’s seventh-largest economy before 2050.

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Indonesia: Russia, Indonesia to boost economic cooperation

| 20/11/2010 | Reply
Indonesia: Russia, Indonesia to boost economic cooperation

Indonesian Ambassador to Russia, Hamid Awaluddin pointed out that there had been demand from Russia’s Muslim community for Indonesian garments and packaged Halal food.

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Industry Minister optimistic exports to Egypt to grow 20 pct

| 15/01/2010 | Reply
Industry Minister optimistic exports to Egypt to grow 20 pct

Jakarta – Industry Minister MS Hidayat has predicted that Indonesia`s
non-oil/non-gas exports to Egypt will grow by around 20 percent this
year. “Our main
exports to Egypt include furniture, `halal` food and beverages, as well
as electronic goods which we are now trying to produce in greater
volumes,” he said.

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Halal certification group under fire

| 11/01/2010 | Reply
Halal certification group under fire

An
Islamic group seeking to offer New Zealand businesses a “globally
recognised” halal certification is being criticised by the NZ
Federation of Islamic Associations, which says the Southeast Asian
organisation does not have the resources to do inspections here.

Reza Khedmati, director of Al-Rasoul Halal Certification, said the
company had been set up to offer New Zealand exporters an
“internationally accepted halal certification” as a result of problems
encountered with Islamic countries.

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Most local food not officially halal: MUI

| 07/01/2010 | Reply
Most local food not officially halal: MUI

The
Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) says the majority of food products
circulating on the Indonesian market have not passed official halal
certification.

“Of
around 30,000 food products circulating in Indonesia, around 80 percent
do not have an official halal certificate,” MUI Food and Drug Analysis
Agency (LPPOM MUI) director Lukmanul Hakim said as quoted by detik.com
at his office in Jakarta on Wednesday.

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ASEAN-6 zero tariffs take effect immediately

| 03/01/2010 | Reply
ASEAN-6 zero tariffs take effect immediately

Tariffs
on 7,881 goods traded between six ASEAN founding nations were lifted
Friday, signaling better economic prospects for producers and consumers
alike.

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World Halal Business and Food Expo Held in Jakarta

| 21/11/2009 | Reply
World Halal Business and Food Expo Held in Jakarta

JAKARTA
– The Food, Drug and Cosmetics Study Institute at the Indonesian Ulemas
Council (MUI) and PT Puteri Cahaya Kharisma (Performax) will hold a
world halal summit and  halal business and food expo here on July
23-25, 2010.

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