Category: Asia

Indonesia wants to be Halal goods hub as demand soars

| 03/01/2019 | Reply
Indonesia wants to be Halal goods hub as demand soars

“The master plan will outline the strategy to develop Indonesia’s halal products,” Brodjonegoro said. “The point is, Indonesia must be the main player, not only the main market for global halal products.”

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Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

| 28/12/2018 | Reply
Azerbaijani companies expand business ties with Saudi Arabia

Azerbaijan Export & Investment Promotion Foundation organized an export mission to Riyadh, capital city of Saudi Arabia, to promote Azerbaijani local products under the Made in Azerbaijan brand .

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Switzerland: Discovery that Toblerone has converted factory in Bern to be Halal compliant

| 26/12/2018 | Reply
Switzerland: Discovery that Toblerone has converted factory in Bern to be  Halal compliant

(Updated with responses) Toblerone’s certification outrages the Far Right. While the ingredients have not changed, the Toblerone factory in Berne, the Swiss capital, has received Halal certification.

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Vietnamese firms urged to tap Muslim markets with Halal products

| 26/12/2018 | Reply
Vietnamese firms urged to tap Muslim markets with Halal products

Head of the marketing division at the Halal Certification Agency in Viet Nam, said this market does not have technical and tariff barriers like the US or EU but requires strict Halal standards.

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UAE to give $3 billion to Pakistan to boost economy

| 22/12/2018 | Reply
UAE to give $3 billion to Pakistan to boost economy

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan went to twitter to praise the UAE government for “supporting Pakistan so generously in our testing times”.

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Philippines: Developing Davao’s halal industry

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
Philippines: Developing Davao’s halal industry

The rise of Halal market and Muslim-friendly establishments in the country indicates development and recognition that halal industry benefits not only the Muslims but everyone.

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Groundbreaking Report positions Indonesia as the “Engine of Global Halal Economy”

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
Groundbreaking Report positions Indonesia as the “Engine of Global Halal Economy”

The Report lists prioritization of 26 sub-sectors with most opportune target markets for Indonesia’s Halal economy producers. You can download it here.

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Pakistan can increase export of poultry products up to $440mn

| 21/12/2018 | Reply
Pakistan can increase export of poultry products up to $440mn

The Pakistan Poultry Association (PPA) Thursday called upon the government to facilitate the poultry traders to enable them increasing export of Halal chicken meat and products by at least $440 million a year.

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Thailand Halal Assembly 2018

| 20/12/2018 | Reply
Thailand Halal Assembly 2018

.The Thailand Halal Assembly (THA) 2018 was held from 14-16 December 2018 at BITEC Bangna, comprising two major events: The 11th Halal Science

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Malaysia confident to be able to export RM50b in Halal export by 2020

| 18/12/2018 | Reply
Malaysia confident to be able to export RM50b in Halal export by 2020

Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) is confident that Malaysia will be able to export as much as RM50 billion of home-grown halal products worldwide by 2020.

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Industry Ministry focuses on making Indonesia world’s Muslim fashion center

| 16/12/2018 | Reply
Industry Ministry focuses on making Indonesia world’s Muslim fashion center

TWO ARTICLES Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Directorate General of Small and Medium Industries at the Ministry of Industry is focusing on transforming Indonesia into a center of the world`s Muslim fashion in 2020 by conducting various strategic programs in 2019. “We will establish the Muslim fashion business ecosystem and incubate several businesses. We will create […]

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TAIWAN: TIHCA certified 35 Halal Food and Beverages

| 14/12/2018 | Reply
TAIWAN: TIHCA certified 35 Halal Food and Beverages

Five companies have received halal certification from the Kaohsiung Marine Bureau, allowing them to serve the halal market in Taiwan and opening a door to Muslim markets in Southeast Asia.

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UAE: International Halal Accreditation Forum inks deal with international organisations

| 11/12/2018 | Reply
UAE: International Halal Accreditation Forum inks deal with international organisations

The International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC).

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Malaysia: HDC committed to turning Malaysia into a high-income economy

| 08/12/2018 | Reply
Malaysia: HDC committed to turning Malaysia into a high-income economy

The Islamic economy is being embraced globally, so becoming an integral part of the international system and further expanding opportunities for the international community’s participation is essential.

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Singapore: Muis receives ISO nod for halal certification

| 08/12/2018 | Reply
Singapore: Muis receives ISO nod for halal certification

Halal food products from Singapore are now recognised by international standards in a move to snag a slice of the growing Muslim travel market pie said the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore.

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Halal certification: From religious law to industry standard?

| 06/12/2018 | Reply
Halal certification: From religious law to industry standard?

While the Halal concept is rooted in Islamic principles and beliefs, it has become recognised as a symbol for safety, hygiene, and one that is strictly regulated.

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Turkey: Halal business world gather in Istanbul

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Turkey: Halal business world gather in Istanbul

With the theme of “Halal and Healthy Life: Awareness and Sustainability”, the summit focuses on standardization, halal food, halal slaughtering, halal medicine, halal tourism, and halal finance.

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Putin ratifies interim agreement on EAEU-Iran free trade zone

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Putin ratifies interim agreement on EAEU-Iran free trade zone

Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a temporary agreement on formation of a free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Turkey: Erdogan calls on Islamic countries to trade in national currencies

| 30/11/2018 | Reply
Turkey: Erdogan calls on Islamic countries to trade in national currencies

In order to reduce the risks of the international monetary system, dominated by a single currency, Turkey once again called upon the OIC countries to use national currencies in trade.

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State Responsibility To The Obligation Of Halal Certification In Indonesian Legal System

| 29/11/2018 | Reply
State Responsibility To The Obligation Of Halal Certification In Indonesian Legal System

Pursuant to the Halal Product Assurance Act, halal certification was to be conducted by the Board of Halal Product Assurance Organizer (BPJPH) after obtaining a fatwa from MUI. (Three Articles)

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