Category: Middle East & Africa

Islamic countries may soon require ‘Halal’ certification

| 23/07/2018 | Reply
Islamic countries may soon require ‘Halal’ certification

Philippine exporters to certain Islamic countries may need to strengthen their certification protocols, as Middle Eastern states are reportedly planning to require Halal labeling.

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Brazil’s BRF confirms 16 plants will go in restructuring exercise

| 04/07/2018 | Reply
Brazil’s BRF confirms 16 plants will go in restructuring exercise

Restructuring exercise to focus activities on its core markets in Brazil, Asia and “halal” countries as it seeks to increase its capital structure and reduce leverage.

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Qatar approves Irish meat for import

| 04/07/2018 | Reply
Qatar approves Irish meat for import

Qatar has opened its borders for Irish beef, sheep meat and poultry, opening another export market for our agri-food exporters.

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UAE: Islamic Economy Award to take place at GIES

| 29/05/2018 | Reply
UAE: Islamic Economy Award to take place at GIES

Nominations for the sixth edition of the annual Islamic Economy Award that align the UAE government’s efforts to promote the Islamic economy are open for registration until 25 July.

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Blockchain Powered Halal Chain Launched in Dubai and Indonesia

| 21/05/2018 | Reply
Blockchain Powered Halal Chain Launched in Dubai and Indonesia

HalalChain, a blockchain based platform specialized in the traceability of halal industry products, was launched at the Dubai Airport Freezone (DAFZA).

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Australia – A global leader in production of Halal beef, lamb

| 17/05/2018 | Reply
Australia – A global leader in production of Halal beef, lamb

According to economists, the halal food industry will become a major market force in the near future based on four prevalent trends.

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UAE-UK technical cooperation in accreditation for laboratories and conformity assessment

| 15/05/2018 | Reply
UAE-UK technical cooperation in accreditation for laboratories and conformity assessment

The MOU’s will provide accreditation to Halal certification partners for products in the United Kingdom and Europe, according to the UAE requirements for Halal.

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UAE: Islamic Economy Contributes 8 Percent of Dubai’s GDP said DIEDC

| 15/05/2018 | Reply
UAE: Islamic Economy Contributes 8 Percent of Dubai’s GDP said DIEDC

Halal industries commanded a 94.5 per cent share of domestic trade in 2016, with halal food representing 58.7 per cent.

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MoU with Tatarstan Investment Development Agency at Kazan Summit 2018

| 13/05/2018 | Reply
MoU with Tatarstan Investment Development Agency at Kazan Summit 2018

The new MoU will help open up investment opportunities and the potential for sustainable growth of sharia-compliant products and services.

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Forty-Six Countries Registered With UAE Scheme For Halal Products

| 13/05/2018 | Reply
Forty-Six Countries Registered With UAE Scheme For Halal Products

The rate of growth witnessed in the Halal market shows that by 2030, it can be the biggest industry in the world.

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Vietnam, Middle East boost trade, investment

| 12/05/2018 | Reply
Vietnam, Middle East boost trade, investment

Vietnamese firms need to improve transparency, corporate governance and workforce quality, thereby promoting bilateral partnership.

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UAE: Blockchain Powered Halal Chain Launched in Dubai

| 11/05/2018 | Reply
UAE: Blockchain Powered Halal Chain Launched in Dubai

HalalChain, a blockchain based platform specialized in traceability of halal industry products will Revolutionize Halal products’ compliance.

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UK: Fourth HFA Halal Industry Conference (HHIC) 2018

| 11/05/2018 | Reply
UK: Fourth HFA Halal Industry Conference (HHIC) 2018

The conference drew attendees from UK, Europe, Middle-East and Far-East including representatives from mainstream global food brands.

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Pakistan: Al-Rahim gets permission to export chilled Halal meat to Middle East

| 11/05/2018 | Reply
Pakistan: Al-Rahim gets permission to export chilled Halal meat to Middle East

The Al-Rahim slaughterhouse slaughterhouse is accredited by the Ministry of Climate Control & Environment (MOCCAE) to export chilled beef to UAE.

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Saudi appetite for organic food said to be growing – survey

| 10/05/2018 | Reply
Saudi appetite for organic food said to be growing – survey

Ethical food choice motives – concern for environment (19 percent) and animal welfare (12 percent) – also have a strong influence on consumers’ attitudes.

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UAE among Turkey’s top ten cosmetics exports markets globally

| 08/05/2018 | Reply
UAE among Turkey’s top ten cosmetics exports markets globally

Halal products a key growth driver Almost 100 Turkish companies to participate at Beautyworld Middle East UAE: Turkey’s thriving cosmetic and personal care industry has found a receptive market in the UAE. According to Turkish Exporter’s Assembly (TiM), its 2017 cosmetic exports to the UAE stood at AED 80 million, which is approximately 3 percent […]

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Saudi Prince Advocates Healthier Living With Region-Wide Vegan Restaurant

| 06/05/2018 | Reply
Saudi Prince Advocates Healthier Living With Region-Wide Vegan Restaurant

Prince Khaled will be opening at least 10 restaurants in the UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, and Jordan.

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UAE: Al Islami Foods sells minority stake to Mitsubishi Corporation

| 01/05/2018 | Reply
UAE: Al Islami Foods sells minority stake to Mitsubishi Corporation

UAE-based frozen meat halal manufacturer Al Islami Foods has sold a minority stake to Mitsubishi Corporation to drive further growth in the global halal market.

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Central Asia countries to increase exports of halal products

| 30/04/2018 | Reply
Central Asia countries to increase exports of halal products

Kyrgyzstan is preparing to launch a pilot project of voluntary certification and labeling of products and services for compliance with halal standards.

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A boost on the horizon for South African halaal exports

| 27/04/2018 | 2 Replies
A boost on the horizon for South African halaal exports

Wesgro, Cape Town and the Western Cape’s tourism, trade and investment agency, is leading a trade delegation to Singapore for Food and Hotel Asia.

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