Category: Asia

China aims to change perceptions of halal

| 31/03/2014 | Reply
China aims to change perceptions of halal

China has yet to develop a standardized accreditation process. Currently, local ethnic affairs commissions handle certification in accordance with provincial and regional regulations.

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Indonesia: Religious minister: Govt to issue halal certification

| 28/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Religious minister: Govt to issue halal certification

Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali insists the government should issue halal certification instead of the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI).

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Malaysia should try to penetrate Russia’s Halal food market

| 27/03/2014 | Reply
Malaysia should try to penetrate Russia’s Halal food market

Russia is seeking to build greater business collaboration with both the government and private sector in Malaysia.

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ASEAN links rising but 2015 integration hard

| 25/03/2014 | 1 Reply
ASEAN links rising but 2015 integration hard

Southeast Asia is unlikely to hit a target of integrating its 10 economies by 2015, but the group has much potential to be a trading hub for Asia.

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Malaysia: Expand Businesses Overseas, Halal-certified Firms Urged

| 24/03/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Expand Businesses Overseas, Halal-certified Firms Urged

More halal-certified companies should expand their businesses overseas as currently only 700 of the 4,000 are doing it.

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Pakistan shares 0.5pc share of Halal food market: Zahid

| 24/03/2014 | Reply
Pakistan shares 0.5pc share of Halal food market: Zahid

The minister was speaking at a meeting held here under his chairmanship to discuss draft bill of Pakistan Halal Authority 2014.

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Opinion: Halal Industry: Fact, Fiction or ‘Faction’

| 24/03/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Halal Industry: Fact, Fiction or ‘Faction’

The key for halal industry growth development entails separating fact from fiction and ‘faction’, much like its more established brethren, Islamic finance.

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Indonesia: Free Halal Certification Provided for 750 UMKM

| 20/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Free Halal Certification Provided for 750 UMKM

Hundreds of Small Micro and Medium Enterprises that produce foods and beverages will be facilitated by Jakarta City Government in getting halal certification from MUI.

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Brunei: MoRA stands firm on halal certification process

| 20/03/2014 | Reply
Brunei: MoRA stands firm on halal certification process

The high level of stringency in the auditing process for obtaining Halal Certification will be maintained to ensure the products verified achieve 100% Halal.

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UAE: Representatives of the Dubai Int’l Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Village visit INCEIF

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: Representatives of the Dubai Int’l Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Village visit INCEIF

DIAC and DKV reps – the world’s only Free Zone area dedicated to Human Resource Management and learning excellence – visit INCEIF campus.

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Brazil’s Halal Chickens Meet Approval in Pakistan

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
Brazil’s Halal Chickens Meet Approval in Pakistan

Pakistan’s 95% Muslim population’s demand for Halal meat is something UBABEF President Francisco Turra said is within Brazil’s capabilities.

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Pakistan: Over 140 experts to attend World Halal Assembly

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Over 140 experts to attend World Halal Assembly

The Assembly on 4 June 2014 in Islamabad will focus on issues and challenges related to Halal business, certification, accreditation and marketing.

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Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU to develop food factory in Saudi Arabia

| 12/03/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: Brahim’s inks MoU to develop food factory in Saudi Arabia

The MOU is with Dhyafa to collaborate on and establish a joint venture company to develop food manufacturing, production and services in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

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China: Chinese, Malaysian companies sign cooperative agreements

| 11/03/2014 | Reply
China: Chinese, Malaysian companies sign cooperative agreements

According to statistics, the development of Chinese Halal industries around the world is not so optimistic.

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Azerbaijan to develop “halal” products’ market

| 07/03/2014 | Reply
Azerbaijan to develop “halal” products’ market

The renewed ‘halal’ standard will soon be applied in Azerbaijan’s food market that almost fully covers its consumers’ demand.

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UAE hypermart chain Lulu to open 10 halal outlets in Malaysia

| 06/03/2014 | Reply
UAE hypermart chain Lulu to open 10 halal outlets in Malaysia

Datuk Seri Najib Razak announced today that United Arab Emirate-based hypermarket Lulu will open up 10 outlets in Malaysia selling only halal products.

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Korean food makers zero in on halal market

| 05/03/2014 | Reply
Korean food makers zero in on halal market

Nongshim, the nation’s largest noodle maker, has spearheaded the trend. They gained halal accreditation from Malaysian institute Jakim, last year.

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Indonesia: Minister asks MUI to give up Halal label

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia: Minister asks MUI to give up Halal label

Religious Affairs Minister Suryadharma Ali persuaded the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) to hand over the authority on halal certification to the government.

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Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

| 04/03/2014 | 1 Reply
Indonesia: MUI Suspected of Monopolizing Halal Certification Business

According to KPPU, issuing halal certificates is actually a state duty. The task may be handed over to other agencies only if the state is unable to do so.

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Indonesia Religious Affairs Minister Wants Right to Issue Halal Certification

| 04/03/2014 | Reply
Indonesia Religious Affairs Minister Wants Right to Issue Halal Certification

“The government as the prosecutor of regulations should be the one doing the process,” Suryadharma said. “The MUI is merely a civil organization.”

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