Category: Asia

Japan enters global halal market with food exports, Muslim tourism

| 16/08/2014 | Reply
Japan enters global halal market with food exports, Muslim tourism

The country plans to massively increase its halal food exports to Muslim countries in Southeast Asia, as well to the Middle East, and focus on Halal tourism.

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Malaysian delegation visits Ningxia for Halal business

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
Malaysian delegation visits Ningxia for Halal business

The delegation brought business opportunities for Ningxia to export halal products to the Muslim world and signed two cooperation agreements.

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Pakistan: Halal Food Authority Draft To Be Tabled Soon

| 14/08/2014 | Reply
Pakistan: Halal Food Authority Draft To Be Tabled Soon

This will greatly resolve the issue of certification of Pakistani Halal food and provide a new impetus to Pakistan’s Halal sector for potential export.

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UAE: How to Apply for an Islamic Economy Award

| 12/08/2014 | Reply
UAE: How to Apply for an Islamic Economy Award

The Award is divided into eight key Islamic economy categories, including food, health, hospitality & tourism, SME Development and Islamic Arts.

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Japan Halal Summit 2014 paves the way for Halal in Japan

| 11/08/2014 | Reply
Japan Halal Summit 2014 paves the way for Halal in Japan

The Japan Halal Summit served as a first step to present accurate halal information to Japanese companies and government organizations.

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Brunei Halal to expand to Indonesia

| 05/08/2014 | Reply
Brunei Halal to expand to Indonesia

The company told The Brunei Times that it’s looking at Indonesia as a core market due to its sizeable Muslim population, proximity and growing spending power.

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Japan sees gold in Muslim tourism

| 04/08/2014 | Reply
Japan sees gold in Muslim tourism

Muslim visitors to Japan are expected to reach one million a year by 2020, triple the 2013 level, as it further opens up to tourists.

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Japan: Halal certification offers big opportunities

| 04/08/2014 | Reply
Japan: Halal certification offers big opportunities

“We’d like to create ‘one halal standard,’ which is the best halal certification in Japan, to ensure it will be accepted in every Muslim country.”

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Opinion: Exploring the $100b plus Muslim travel market

| 03/08/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Exploring the $100b plus Muslim travel market

When Crescentrating started its operations in 2009, it referred the segment as ‘halal friendly travel,’ and now has settled on ‘Muslim friendly.’

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Malaysian Halal Exports Can Be Increased By Strengthening Trade Hub

| 02/08/2014 | Reply
Malaysian Halal Exports Can Be Increased By Strengthening Trade Hub

“The industry is still not crowded and firms must grab the opportunities not only as manufacturers but also as trading companies.”

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Malaysia, Thailand eye growing global Halal market

| 01/08/2014 | Reply
Malaysia, Thailand eye growing global Halal market

The demand for products to be certified as halal has been intensified by the fact that most halal food is today no longer produced by Muslims.

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China Looks Closer At Enforcement Of Meat Product Regulations

| 30/07/2014 | Reply
China Looks Closer At Enforcement Of Meat Product Regulations

Halal meat, which China is increasingly exporting to the Middle East, has been at the center of other recent adulteration issues.

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Malaysia: International Halal Industry Trade and Advisory Centre Project

| 29/07/2014 | Reply
Malaysia: International Halal Industry Trade and Advisory Centre Project

Malaysia’s HDC recently held a seminar on International Halal Industry Trade and Advisory Centre Project in Kuala Lumpur.

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Philippines eye capturing 30% of $1.4-B Asean halal market by 2016

| 27/07/2014 | Reply
Philippines eye capturing 30% of $1.4-B Asean halal market by 2016

At present, the Philippines has a meager share because it lacks the credibility to become a supplier of halal products and services.

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Japan Inc.’s Gateway to World’s Muslim Population

| 25/07/2014 | Reply
Japan Inc.’s Gateway to World’s Muslim Population

For many of the multinational food companies who see opportunity in halal food, Malaysia is the starting point.

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UK: Halal Food Authority recognised by JAKIM Malaysia

| 23/07/2014 | Reply
UK: Halal Food Authority recognised by JAKIM Malaysia

Halal Food Authority has been confirmed as a recognised Halal Certification Body by the Halal Hub Division of JAKIM after a rigourous audit of their certification and audit procedures.

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Matrade: New halal labels for exports to Canada

| 21/07/2014 | Reply
Matrade: New halal labels for exports to Canada

Malaysian exporters are advised to keep an eye on the new halal guideline in Canada, said Malaysia External Trade Development Corp (Matrade).

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Malaysia: DNeX set to tap halal industry via eMarketplace

| 17/07/2014 | Reply
Malaysia:  DNeX set to tap halal industry via eMarketplace

Global Halal Exchange, an eMarketplace suited for producers, manufacturers, traders and service providers in the halal industry.

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Halal food takes center stage in Singapore restaurant scene

| 12/07/2014 | Reply
Halal food takes center stage in Singapore restaurant scene

Most major fast food chains have been halal certified since the 1990s, but there is also an increasing offer of local halal fast food stalls in amusement parks.

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BRICs and beyond: Malaysia, Thailand eye growing global halal market

| 11/07/2014 | Reply
BRICs and beyond: Malaysia, Thailand eye growing global halal market

Their respective food sectors are seeking to demonstrate their ability to produce and market food and beverages complying with Islamic religious standards.

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