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Indonesia continues to promote its tourism potential

| 02/04/2017 | Reply
Indonesia continues to promote its tourism potential

Currently, acquiring a Halal certification is optional, but Indonesian lawmakers are trying to push for the enactment of a Halal Product Protection Bill.

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Malaysia ready to help Japan develop halal industry ahead of Olympics

| 30/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia ready to help Japan develop halal industry ahead of Olympics

Malaysia has signaled its readiness to share its expertise with Japan as it seeks to develop its halal industry ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

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Malaysia: Halal certification a preferred lifestyle choice

| 28/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Halal certification a preferred lifestyle choice

Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia (JAKIM) awards Chemical Company of Malaysia or CCM with the Halal Certification for its range of Prescriptive Medicines.

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Brazilian meat in Malaysia not from sources under probe, says envoy

| 24/03/2017 | Reply
Brazilian meat in Malaysia not from sources under probe, says envoy

None of the 21 plants involved in the scandal are authorised to export to Malaysia due to halal compliance.

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Export bans hit Brazil’s meat industry after scandal

| 21/03/2017 | Reply
Export bans hit Brazil’s meat industry after scandal

The fallout from Brazil’s rotten meat scandal accelerated on Monday when China, a huge client, suspended imports and the European Union demanded a partial ban.

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Pakistan: 6th annual International Halal Conference & Expo

| 20/03/2017 | Reply
Pakistan: 6th annual International Halal Conference & Expo

Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) has announced the 6th International Halal Conference and Expo on April 11-12 at Faletti’s hotel Lahore.

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Tourism to food, Buddhist Thailand hunts Halal gold

| 20/03/2017 | Reply
Tourism to food, Buddhist Thailand hunts Halal gold

From hotels with segregated swimming pools to jelly made from seaweed instead of pork bones, Buddhist Thailand is chasing halal gold as it welcomes Muslim visitors.

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Malaysia: UTM researchers invent mobile app for halal certification

| 17/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: UTM researchers invent mobile app for halal certification

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia has developed a halal auditor mobile application, the first in the world that can help Malaysian Islamic Development Department (JAKIM) certify halal auditors.

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Malaysia: Mondelez to Conduct Managing Halal Integrity Programme

| 17/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Mondelez to Conduct Managing Halal Integrity Programme

Mondelez has teamed up with Halal Industry Development Corp (HDC) to hold the first Managing Halal Integrity programme for SMEs in Malaysia.

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Malaysia: Asia Islamic Fashion Week 2017 – 30 March-2 April in KL

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: Asia Islamic Fashion Week 2017 – 30 March-2 April in KL

Asia Islamic Fashion Week is a uniquely designed trade event aimed at showcasing the blend of modest fashion with cutting-edge style that is within the Islamic context.

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Time to focus on ECO market for food exports

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
Time to focus on ECO market for food exports

PAKISTAN can boost its food exports to Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO) countries as it now leads this 10-nation economic bloc for next five years.

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Australian Government backs new Indonesian ‘Halal law’

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
Australian Government backs new Indonesian ‘Halal law’

Australia’s trade minister has backed new Indonesian laws that will require all meat sold in the Muslim nation apart from pork to be halal certified.

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NZ agri innovation helping meat exports to Asia’s diverse markets

| 13/03/2017 | Reply
NZ agri innovation helping meat exports to Asia’s diverse markets

Halal meat exports to Asia’s large muslim populations has been made possible by electrical stunning of animals before slaughter.

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Opinion: Bangladesh’s untapped potential of exporting halal meat

| 11/03/2017 | Reply
Opinion: Bangladesh’s untapped potential of exporting halal meat

The difficulties impeding export of halal meat from Bangladesh are mostly related to cattle rearing in disease-free locations and the processes involved in the pre- and post-slaughter stages.

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Armenia: First Halal Certification office opens is Armenia

| 11/03/2017 | Reply
Armenia: First Halal Certification office opens is Armenia

The purpose of opening the Halal office in Armenia is to meet the needs of Muslim tourists and help the Armenian farmers to export their products to Islamic countries.

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Malaysia: MTDC to help SMEs boost Halal capabilities

| 08/03/2017 | Reply
Malaysia: MTDC to help SMEs boost Halal capabilities

Malaysian Technology Development Corp (MTDC) is looking to help 30 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) practicing Halal principles to improve their technological capabilities with a Halal fund.

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Belarus plans to launch poultry and beef exports to UAE in 2017

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
Belarus plans to launch poultry and beef exports to UAE in 2017

At present the Agriculture and Food Ministry is working on the list of meat processing companies and poultry farms ready to meet the Halal standards of the UAE.

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‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

| 06/03/2017 | Reply
‘bruneihalalfoods’ wins Best Artisan Product Award at Gulfood 2017

During Gulfood, bruneihalalfoods received several recognitions including winning the Gulfood Award 2017 for ‘Best Artisan or Local Food’.

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Japan launches six new destinations for Indonesian tourists

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Japan launches six new destinations for Indonesian tourists

While Osaka and Tokyo have been Indonesians favorites, Japan also has six other attractive regions for tourists who want to experience the country’s four seasons.

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Bangladesh: DLS yet to fulfill Saudi terms for exporting Halal meat

| 04/03/2017 | Reply
Bangladesh: DLS yet to fulfill Saudi terms for exporting Halal meat

The country could have a significant share of global Halal meat export if it could fulfill SFDA conditions after having the necessary infrastructure.

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