JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Global Islamic Economy Indicator 2017 announced that Indonesia is in the top 10 countries of the largest halal industrial consumers in the world. Indonesia also ranks number one in the world in halal food consumption. In the halal tourism sector, Indonesia is ranked number five in the world.
As for halal medicine and cosmetics as well as Islamic finance, Indonesia is ranked sixth and tenth in the world. In the future projection, the government wants Indonesia to be categorized as the world’s top 10 producers of halal products.
Therefore, the Ministry of Religious Affairs established a Halal Product Guarantee Organizing Agency (BPJPH) to hold Halal Product Guarantee (JPH) and is expected to be a stimulant to generate and stimulate the development of halal industry in the country that leads to the improvement of people’s welfare.
“I hope BPJPH will immediately consolidate the duties and functions of this body both with regard to institutional tools, regulatory infrastructure, working procedures, certification services, monitoring systems and aspects of the development of domestic and global cooperation,” said Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin. Wednesday (10/11/2017).
The Minister requested certification and supervision services of The Halal Product Warrant applies consistently the principles of integrity, transparency, and avoids any kind of levies and gratuities. The body that was established based on Law No. 33 of 2014 on Halal Product Guarantee. There is a mandatory article stating that all products in Indonesia must be certified halal. This mandatory article applies for Indonesian products in Indonesia and overseas.