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‘New fraud opportunity’: Expert lambasts new Vietnam-Malaysia halal certification cent

| 04/09/2019
‘New fraud opportunity’: Expert lambasts new Vietnam-Malaysia halal certification cent

The Vietnam-Malaysia Certification Centre was launched earlier this year in the Southern Vietnamese city of Can Tho.

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Indonesia: High duties hit halal exports to OIC countries

| 04/09/2019
Indonesia: High duties hit halal exports to OIC countries

Indonesia has a huge potential of halal exports including food products, medicines, cosmetics, and Muslim garments that has yet to be fully explored.

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HDC: Malaysia’s halal cosmetics, personal care products in high demand in India

| 04/09/2019
HDC: Malaysia’s halal cosmetics, personal care products in high demand in India

Malaysia’s halal cosmetics and personal care products are in great demand in India despite the slower sales growth recorded in 2018.

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Indonesia: MUI fights back with legal challenge as govt takes over halal certification authority

| 30/08/2019
Indonesia: MUI fights back with legal challenge as govt takes over halal certification authority

Directors of MUI’s food and drug analysis agencies (LPPOM) from 31 provinces across the country have lodged a petition for a judicial review with the Constitutional Court.

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Ground shifts in Indonesia’s economy as conservative Islam takes root

| 28/08/2019
Ground shifts in Indonesia’s economy as conservative Islam takes root

The number of conservatives is now growing and more companies have embraced Islamic branding and marketing.

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Malaysia to host Muslim World Business show

| 28/08/2019
Malaysia to host Muslim World Business show

The event will take place from September 4 to 6, at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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Interview: Shahed Amanullah – Can Capitalism be Ethical?

| 26/08/2019
Interview: Shahed Amanullah – Can Capitalism be Ethical?

This interview with Shahed Amanullah is describing the type of work that has driven him for the past few years with value-anchored entrepreneurs that has showed him the way to move things forward NOW!

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World Halal Council announces support for Indonesia’s new Halal certification agency

| 22/08/2019
World Halal Council announces support for Indonesia’s new Halal certification agency

The WHC is hopeful that the Indonesian Government and its Halal Product Certification
Agency, BPJPH will once again restore the confidence of its Muslim consumers.

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Malaysia: DNeX inks MoU with PIJ Holdings

| 20/08/2019
Malaysia: DNeX inks MoU with PIJ Holdings

This includes the embedding of blockchain technology for the application and verification of halal and marriage certificates.

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Malaysia: Matrade launches halal eTrade for Europe market

| 20/08/2019
Malaysia: Matrade launches halal eTrade for Europe market

“This collaboration means Malaysian halal SMEs will be able to receive eTrade assistance such as monetary facilitation when they take part in Halal Street,” Simon said at the Matrade headquarters in Kuala Lumpur.

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Philippine food giant San Miguel eyes exports to Gulf Arab states after halal certification

| 19/08/2019
Philippine food giant San Miguel eyes exports to Gulf Arab states after halal certification

The Pure Foods Hormel’s facilities for the production of Purefoods Corned Beef and Tender Juicy Chicken Franks are halal-certified by UAE-based Prime Group.

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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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Uzbekistan eager to buy Halal food from Balarus

| 07/08/2019 | Reply
Uzbekistan eager to buy Halal food from Balarus

The lab offers its services to about 60 Belarusian food producers. About 95,000 tests of 8,100 samples of all kinds of products are performed every year. The number of tests has nearly doubled in the last five years.

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Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

| 04/08/2019 | Reply
Singapore: Speciality & Fine Food Asia concludes largest ever shows

The 2019 edition drew in close to 4,200 trade visitors from the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries across Southeast Asia.

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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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China orders shops to remove Islamic symbols and Arabic from signs as persecution of Muslims intensifies

| 02/08/2019 | Reply
China orders shops to remove Islamic symbols and Arabic from signs as persecution of Muslims intensifies

The crackdown has been most severe in the province of Xinjiang, where the state security forces have imposed a deeply authoritarian assault on the freedoms of the Uighur Muslim minority.

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Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

| 01/08/2019 | Reply
Bahrain in talks with Indonesia to set up halal certification body

The move follows Saudi’s new rule that food imports into the kingdom require halal certification as well as other product-relevant papers.

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Opinion: ‘Turkey was the saviour of Muslim Ummah’ – Malaysian PM

| 27/07/2019 | Reply
Opinion: ‘Turkey was the saviour of Muslim Ummah’ – Malaysian PM

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad said the cooperation between the two countries will help to relieve the Muslim Ummah from being subjugated.

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