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UK: New owner for scandal-hit abattoir

| 30/03/2016 | Reply
UK: New owner for scandal-hit abattoir

An abattoir whose former owner collapsed into administration following allegations of animal cruelty has been acquired by a family-owned former rival.

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Malaysia: DagangHalal On Track For LSE Listing

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: DagangHalal On Track For LSE Listing

DagangHalal plans to raise about four million pounds (RM24 million) from a planned Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

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China: Group seeks to broaden ties with Muslim world

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
China: Group seeks to broaden ties with Muslim world

The Islamic Association of China wants to serve as a think tank for Chinese businesses looking to expand into Muslim countries as part of the country’s Belt and Road Initiative.

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Indonesia: MUI urged to provide financial reports to public

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
Indonesia: MUI urged to provide financial reports to public

Although it is not a government body, the MUI receives funds from the state budget and from several ministries for programs.

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Malaysia: Seize the halal opportunity

| 29/03/2016 | Reply
Malaysia: Seize the halal opportunity

Only 20% of global demand for halal product is met at the moment, and Malaysia — a leader in this segment — must capitalise fully on its expertise.

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Swiss firms look to profit from halal market

| 25/03/2016 | Reply
Swiss firms look to profit from halal market

A number of big Swiss and European firms are already active in this market, such as Merck, Nespresso, Givaudan, Emmi, Firmenich, Stella, DSM and Lindt.

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Canada: CFIA Introduces new halal labelling and advertising requirements

| 23/03/2016 | Reply
Canada: CFIA Introduces new halal labelling and advertising requirements

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) will take compliance and enforcement actions if the requirements are not met.

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UAE: DIAC discusses effort to make Dubai center of Islamic economy

| 17/03/2016 | Reply
UAE: DIAC discusses effort to make Dubai center of Islamic economy

The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC), a branch of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, recently released its important provisions and action plan.

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Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

| 17/03/2016 | Reply
Canada: New rule for halal labelling leaves industry open to deception, critics say

One major point of contention is machine-slaughter, a common method used to kill chickens in poultry plants.

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Japan was Malaysia’s fourth largest trading partner in 2015

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
Japan was Malaysia’s fourth largest trading partner in 2015

Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed, said the bilateral trade accounted for 8.72 per cent of Malaysia’s total global trade.

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UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Muslim Arbitration Tribunal on Machine Slaughter

At the proposed arbitration hearing, the Tribunal will enable both parties to make representations in support of their case for or against machine slaughter.

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Officials in China Call for National Standards on Halal Food

| 15/03/2016 | Reply
Officials in China Call for National Standards on Halal Food

Some of China’s more than 23 million Muslims worry that businesses routinely flout Halal guidelines, selling sweets laced with lard, for instance, or pork disguised as beef.

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France: Mosques can ‘fund themselves’ through halal meat tax

| 14/03/2016 | Reply
France: Mosques can ‘fund themselves’ through halal meat tax

A 1% tax on halal meat would amount to €60 million in funding to build mosques in France, according to The Local.

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USA: Midamar Halal food execs sentenced following export fraud

| 12/03/2016 | Reply
USA: Midamar Halal food execs sentenced following export fraud

A judge in Iowa has sentenced two brothers who own companies that distribute and certify halal food products after they pleaded guilty to federal charges.

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Halal Pharmaceuticals Market to Witness Strong Growth in the Next Decade

| 10/03/2016 | Reply
Halal Pharmaceuticals Market to Witness Strong Growth in the Next Decade

Pharmaceuticals account for the second-largest revenue share in the global Halal market, next only to Halal food.

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UK: Debate between certification boards over halal machine slaughter

| 10/03/2016 | Reply
UK: Debate between certification boards over halal machine slaughter

An upcoming tribunal to determine the validity of machine slaughter in halal has received mixed support from certification boards.

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Brunei to register Halal certification process in UK

| 10/03/2016 | Reply
Brunei to register Halal certification process in UK

YB Pehin Dato Hj Md Yasmin said Brunei is also considering awarding halal certificates to factories overseas to promote the Brunei Halal certificate.

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Dreaming big to make Singapore a global halal hub

| 09/03/2016 | Reply
Dreaming big to make Singapore a global halal hub

Halal grocer My Outlets aims to establish Singapore as a global gateway for halal products, in the wake of its recent expansion into China.

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Brunei companies can tap growing Vietnam halal market

| 02/03/2016 | Reply
Brunei companies can tap growing Vietnam halal market

THE Halal Vietnam Trading Construction Import Export Company Limited (IMEX) is keen to work with Bruneian companies which want to export halal products in Vietnam.

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Pakistan to establish halal FDA

| 02/03/2016 | Reply
Pakistan to establish halal FDA

Pakistan is just the latest in the region to turn its attention to the rising potential of the Halal market. Pakistan’s beauty industry is still in the growing stage.

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