Category: Middle East & Africa

UAE Presents Its Halal Food Model At OIC Meeting

| 05/11/2018 | Reply
UAE Presents Its Halal Food Model At OIC Meeting

The UAE participated in the 13th session of the General Assembly of the Standards and Metrology Institute for the Islamic Countries, SMIIC, part of the OIC, which convened in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

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UAE: New angel investor group targets impact investments in Muslim countries

| 02/11/2018 | Reply
UAE: New angel investor group targets impact investments in Muslim countries

A new group of 40-plus angel investors have banded together to create The Falcon Network, which is looking to invest in start-ups in the Muslim world.

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UAE: Over 4,000 visitors attend Halal Expo Dubai

| 01/11/2018 | Reply
UAE: Over 4,000 visitors attend Halal Expo Dubai

More than 4,000 visitors, mostly buyers and sellers of halal products and services, from 40 countries, as well as over 75 companies from 15 countries, attended the 10th Halal Expo Dubai.

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UAE: Global Islamic Economy Summit Addresses Industry 4.0, Power Of Blockchain

| 01/11/2018 | Reply
UAE: Global Islamic Economy Summit Addresses Industry 4.0, Power Of Blockchain

Dubai aims to unify the global efforts to promote the Islamic economy and to create an environment in which everyone will work to develop an integrated Islamic economic model.

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‘International Halal Accreditation Forum’ In Singapore Discusses Halal Trade Promotion

| 01/11/2018 | Reply
‘International Halal Accreditation Forum’ In Singapore Discusses Halal Trade Promotion

The forum, which discussed a range of topics on its agenda, aims to promote the halal industry and support the global trade in halal products.

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UAE: DAFZA and DIEDC launches first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Center

| 01/11/2018 | Reply
UAE: DAFZA and DIEDC launches first of its kind Halal Trade and Marketing Center

HTMC is a global business development center focused on the Halal economy opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of Halal economy products and services.

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UAE: Emirate ranks first globally across five Islamic economy sectors

| 30/10/2018 | Reply
UAE: Emirate ranks first globally across five Islamic economy sectors

The five sectors dominated by the UAE include halal food, halal travel, modest fashion, halal media and recreation, and halal pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

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Case Study: Digitising BRF OneFoods’ poultry cold chain in the GCC

| 08/10/2018 | Reply
Case Study: Digitising BRF OneFoods’ poultry cold chain in the GCC

BRF OneFoods, a subsidiary of BRF in Brazil focusing on all global halal food markets, is one of the largest food producers in Brazil.

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Sharjah Chamber organizes a workshop on the requirements of Halal certification

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
Sharjah Chamber organizes a workshop on the requirements of Halal certification

The workshop aimed to introduce import and export laws and regulations in the UAE, as well as to review other regulations and mechanisms adopted by ESMA – Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology.

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Opinion: As Brexit looms UK food & drink exporters should look to China and the UAE

| 03/10/2018 | Reply
Opinion: As Brexit looms UK food & drink exporters should look to China and the UAE

British exporters are also increasingly capitalising on the demand for healthier products in the UAE.

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Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to hold Islamic Economy Week

| 01/10/2018 | Reply
Dubai Crown Prince unveils plan to hold Islamic Economy Week

Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued directives to hold the Islamic Economy Week from October 27 to November 1.

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Egyptian Firm Plans Halal Meat factory in Kano

| 30/09/2018 | Reply
Egyptian Firm Plans Halal Meat factory in Kano

The foreign investors have assured that they will retrain and retool the indigenous butchers and use their services in the project.

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Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League Launches Halal Identification System

| 26/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia: Muslim World League Launches Halal Identification System

By announcing the launch of the advanced halal identification system, the MWL confirms that it is the only authority responsible for certifying Islamic centers and examination companies.

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Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry

| 22/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry

Halal food is the largest and most diverse sector within the Islamic economy. Its expansion has resulted in the emergence of numerous halal startups. This short video shows some of the areas involved in the Halal Industry.

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Saudi Arabia starts high-speed train services between Makkah and Madinah

| 18/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi Arabia starts high-speed train services between Makkah and Madinah

The 450km line will link the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah and the King Abdullah Economic City of Rabigh.

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Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry?

| 10/09/2018 | Reply
Opinion: What are the barriers to growth in the halal industry?

The intention is to provide transparency and reliability, whilst aiming to boost the sector’s presence in the international market, in turn benefiting producers worldwide.

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Saudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

| 03/09/2018 | Reply
Saudi grand mufti praises MWL’s control of halal meat imports

A royal decree gave the MWL sole responsibly for issuing halal certificates, in recognition of its international-relations expertise in coordinating and cooperating with local and international bodies.

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UAE consumers among top spenders in cosmetics, personal care globally

| 31/08/2018 | Reply
UAE consumers among top spenders in cosmetics, personal care globally

An increased focus on natural skincare treatments, non-invasive beauty procedures and the growing influence of beauty and lifestyle bloggers has contributed to a steady growth in the UAE’s beauty sector.

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Major summit to prescribe local expansion for fast-growing sector in Saudi Arabia

| 27/08/2018 | Reply
Major summit to prescribe local expansion for fast-growing sector in Saudi Arabia

Localization of Saudi Arabia’s fast-growing, multibillion-dollar pharmaceutical industry will top the agenda at a high-profile food and drug conference in Riyadh next month.

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UK: Government urged to clarify slaughter policy

| 24/08/2018 | Reply
UK: Government urged to clarify slaughter policy

The BVA is calling on the Government to urgently clarify whether UK lamb exported under a new trade deal with Saudi Arabia will be stunned before slaughter.

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