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Category: Halal economy

Malaysia: Entrepreneur Development Ministry mulls takeover of halal industry development

| 18/08/2019
Malaysia: Entrepreneur Development Ministry mulls takeover of halal industry development

Certification would remain with the Islamic Development Department (Jakim) with the continued involvement of the International Trade and Industry ministry to award the Malaysian standard.

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Malaysia to focus on halal, Islamic finance industries in trade with Arab countries

| 15/08/2019
Malaysia to focus on halal, Islamic finance industries in trade with Arab countries

Through the AMCC, Malaysia expects to cooperate with all the 16 embassies of the Arab countries there to push for stronger business between them and Malaysia.

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Malaysia: HDC appoints Mahmud as Chairman

| 14/08/2019
Malaysia: HDC appoints Mahmud as Chairman

As chairman, he will play a significant role in advancing Malaysia’s halal agenda, while focusing on a stronger international presence.

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Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: 9 out of 10 SMEs do not have halal certification

One of the reasons was the fact that most entrepreneurs were running their businesses in a traditional manner, and had the perception that they did not need to obtain halal certification.

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USA: Banana Republic is selling hijabs

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
USA: Banana Republic is selling hijabs

Some shoppers, though, said they felt conflicted about major retailers getting into the hijab business. Was it inclusion, they wondered, or the appropriation of a religious symbol for the sake of their bottom line?

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Malaysia launches Muslim-friendly hotel recognition

| 25/07/2019 | Reply
Malaysia launches Muslim-friendly hotel recognition

There are three levels of accreditation; platinum, gold and silver, based on the level of compliance to the standards that have been set.

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Indonesia calls for halal industry to be a focus for Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle

| 24/06/2019 | Reply
Indonesia calls for halal industry to be a focus for Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle

Indonesia underlined 3 areas of cooperation for IMT-GT to focus on namely connectivity, sustainable and inclusive economic development, and the Halal industry.

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Malaysia: Johor out to boost halal sector

| 30/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Johor out to boost halal sector

“Johor, Singapore and Indonesia should complement instead of competing with each other in developing the halal sector under the Singapore-Johor-Riau (SIJORI) economic growth triangle.”

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Malaysia: HDC to enter 10 new halal markets via One Belt, One Road initiative

| 22/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC to enter 10 new halal markets via One Belt, One Road initiative

The new countries include Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Turkmenistan, Iran, Tajikistan, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Indonesia: LSP LPPOM MUI is Immediately Licensed the World’s First Halal Auditor Certification

| 18/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: LSP LPPOM MUI is Immediately Licensed the World’s First Halal Auditor Certification

With this scope, LSP LPPOM MUI is the only institution that will certify halal auditors who will check product halal according to the mandate of the UU stated in Article 10 of the UU JPH.

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Indonesia set to become main producer in global halal industry by 2024

| 15/05/2019 | Reply
Indonesia set to become main producer in global halal industry by 2024

“Especially in potential sectors, such as food and beverages, tourism, fashion, media and recreation, as well as pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.”

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The Halal Maturity Checklist – a key performance indicator

| 14/05/2019 | Reply
The Halal Maturity Checklist – a key performance indicator

It is crucial for companies that are serving Muslim markets to be proactive on halal matters and bring halal to the same level as food/product safety.

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Malaysia’s Halal International Selangor to be flagship Halal training and education centre

| 06/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia’s Halal International Selangor to be flagship Halal training and education centre

As part of the agreement signed, the halal training will be both comprehensive and accessible via the Halal Academy’s online learning portal.

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Malaysia: Cosmetics firm among first to join global halal blockchain registry

| 06/05/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Cosmetics firm among first to join global halal blockchain registry

Halal Street The Halal Digital Chain aims to create an integrated and secure digital halal ecosystem to inform consumers if a product has been certified in other countries, and what that certification entails. The blockchain ledger database is expected to seamlessly connect components throughout the halal value chain. “It will allow Malaysia’s halal industry to […]

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UAE: DAFZA partners with Penang International Halal Hub

| 27/04/2019 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA partners with Penang International Halal Hub

The agreement will provide the Halal Trade and Marketing Centre (HTMC) with a range of world-class services, supporting companies and businessmen locally, regionally and globally.

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Entrepreneur development minister starts working visit to Russia’s Tatarstan

| 24/04/2019 | Reply
Entrepreneur development minister starts working visit to Russia’s Tatarstan

He will represent the government at the 11th International Economic Summit themed “Russia — Islamic World: Kazan Summit 2019” during the period held under the patronage of the President of Tatarstan.

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Indonesia: Halal is not about religion, but lifestyle

| 22/04/2019 | Reply
Indonesia: Halal is not about religion, but lifestyle

Partnering with HalalNode, Halal Lifestyle Indonesia aims to promote sustainable Halal lifestyle in food, apparel and fashion.

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Halal industry shaken as certification bodies accuse Indonesia’s MUI official of extortion

| 19/04/2019 | Reply
Halal industry shaken as certification bodies accuse Indonesia’s MUI official of extortion

It is alleged that Lukmanul and other MUI officials demanded the transfer of “exorbitant sums of money” from foreign bodies for them to remain on MUI’s list of approved certifying bodies.

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Matrade halal expo grows from tent to trade fair with 1,000 exhibitors

| 09/04/2019 | Reply
Matrade halal expo grows from tent to trade fair with 1,000 exhibitors

The halal exhibition organised by the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (Matrade) has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2004.

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Malaysia: Blockchain-powered HADIC to empower halal industry

| 09/04/2019 | Reply
Malaysia: Blockchain-powered HADIC to empower halal industry

The developer behind the Global Halal Data Pool as well as the Verify Halal app, recently announced the launch of a blockchain-powered Halal digital chain, HADIC.

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