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Is a lack of innovation behind halal shopper dissatisfaction?

| 25/01/2020
Is a lack of innovation behind halal shopper dissatisfaction?

Canadian grocery shoppers looking for halal are more dissatisfied with their options this year than they were a year ago, according to just released research.

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Taiwan: Penghu NSA Administration Promotes Muslim-friendly Tourism

| 25/01/2020
Taiwan: Penghu NSA Administration Promotes Muslim-friendly Tourism

Penghu is the most Muslim-friendly county in Taiwan and has cooperated with the International Muslim tourism industry to promote a friendly environment for Muslim tourism.

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The first meeting of AHAC Governing Board takes place in Sarajevo BiH

| 24/01/2020
The first meeting of AHAC Governing Board takes place in Sarajevo BiH

AHAC brings together halal certification bodies from around the world, with the goal of establishing mutual cooperation and addressing issues of common interest.

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EU: Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) to hold Round Table at HALAL HANNOVER

| 23/01/2020
EU: Global Islamic Economy Summit (GIES) to hold Round Table at HALAL HANNOVER

For the first time ever, the world’s largest summit on the Islamic economy is coming to German-speaking Europe.

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Taiwan: Tapping the Muslim Tourism Market

| 23/01/2020
Taiwan: Tapping the Muslim Tourism Market

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau says it has earmarked NT$5 million per year for last year and this year, and has been set aside to subsidize businesses seeking halal certification.

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Malaysia: HDC to promote Malaysian talents for global halal industry

| 22/01/2020
Malaysia: HDC to promote Malaysian talents for global halal industry

Hairol said each year there are 50,000 local graduates in halal-related courses, and around 10,000 certified halal knowledge personnel are working in the halal industry.

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Mohammed bin Rashid issues Decree on Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

| 22/01/2020
Mohammed bin Rashid issues Decree on Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre

The Board will serve under the supervision of Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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Report Reveals APAC NTOs Best Globally for Muslim Friendly Resources Available Online

| 21/01/2020
Report Reveals APAC NTOs Best Globally for Muslim Friendly Resources Available Online

This report published by Pear Anderson shows that eight of the top 10 National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) with Muslim friendly online resources are from APAC.

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Pakistan: PHA Chief Sets Targets To Capture International Markets For Exports Of Halal Products

| 21/01/2020
Pakistan: PHA Chief Sets Targets To Capture International Markets For Exports Of Halal Products

PHA in the Federal capital has set targets to capture international markets for export of Halal products especially meat to get Pakistan’s due share in the rapidly growing global Halal market.

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Opinion: Slow travel, social activism to drive growth of Muslim travel

| 20/01/2020
Opinion: Slow travel, social activism to drive growth of Muslim travel

In 2018, the global Muslim travel population clocked at 140 million, according to the Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2019.

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India: India International Halal Expo 2020 kicks off in Hyderabad

| 20/01/2020
India: India International Halal Expo 2020 kicks off in Hyderabad

Indonesia, Malaysia, Turkey, Thailand, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, UK, USA, Iran and others, are participating.

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Turkey: Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) has awarded the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) the first Halal accreditation according to OIC/SMIIC Standards in the World

| 17/01/2020
Turkey: Halal Accreditation Agency (HAK) has awarded the Turkish Standards Institution (TSE) the first Halal accreditation according to OIC/SMIIC Standards in the World

A harmonized halal quality infrastructure is expected to yield flourishing economic activity with increased intra-OIC trade.

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Singapore Tourism Board sharpens focus to tap halal travel boom

| 17/01/2020
Singapore Tourism Board sharpens focus to tap halal travel boom

According to CrescentRating, the muslim travel segment holds significant weight in Singapore’s tourism balance, accounting for an estimated 18 to 20 per cent of overall arrivals.

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USA: Impossible Burger’s biggest eaters aren’t the people you think

| 16/01/2020
USA: Impossible Burger’s biggest eaters aren’t the people you think

Impossible Foods itself says 95% of people who ate Impossible Burger last year had also eaten meat from an animal in the previous month.

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Philippines: DTI targetting Iran as priority halal market

| 16/01/2020
Philippines: DTI targetting Iran as priority halal market

DTI is also targeting the Gulf Cooperation Council states, Turkey, Egypt, China and Iran for halal products and services.

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New Zealand: Government moves into Halal Accreditation

| 16/01/2020
New Zealand: Government moves into Halal Accreditation

New Zealand’s state-owned food certifier AsureQuality is stepping into halal audit and accreditation with NZIDT Ltd., NZ’s top provider of halal audit and certification services to food exporters.

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Blockchain-based Halal Food Supply Chain: A Potential for Mutual Symbiosis with Islamic Finance

| 15/01/2020
Blockchain-based Halal Food Supply Chain: A Potential for Mutual Symbiosis with Islamic Finance

The halal industry incorporates companies and businesses that are in need of financing and these financing needs can be met through Shariah-compliant financing.

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UK: Halal Meat Production and Market Opportunities

| 09/01/2020
UK: Halal Meat Production and Market Opportunities

This new book by Dr Awal Fuseini Halal Sector Manager of AHDB highlighting the significance of animal welfare and market opportunities in the halal sector will be available 28/2/2020.

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Opinion: International Alignment On Halal Certification

| 09/01/2020
Opinion: International Alignment On Halal Certification

Asia Pacific Food Industry According to the recent 2019/20 State of the Global Islamic Economy report, the spend on halal food and beverages is forecast to reach US$1.9 trillion by 2023. The halal food industry is set for rapid growth. According to the recent 2019/20 State of the Global Islamic Economy report, the spend on […]

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Opinion: The top cosmetics regulatory issues on the agenda for APAC in 2020

| 08/01/2020
Opinion: The top cosmetics regulatory issues on the agenda for APAC in 2020

Currently, the regulations for cosmetics have been pushed back to October 17, 2026 but there are still many details of the new regulations that have yet to be ironed out.

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