Indonesia launches the Indonesian Halal Logistics Association

During the Halal Logistics Seminar in Bandung (Indonesia), held on Monday 24 June 2024, the Indonesian Halal Logistics Association (Asosiasi Halal Logistik Indonesia) was officially launched.

The University of Logistics and International Business (ULBI) hosted a Halal Logistics Seminar “Towards Compulsory Halal Logistics Certification by 17 October 2024” in the ULBI Campus Hall, Jalan Sari Asih, Bandung City, Monday 24 June 2024.

Dr. Prety Diawati, Rector of ULBI, opened the seminar. In her speech, ULBI Chancellor Dr. Prety Diawati stated that the obligation of halal certification for logistics companies in Indonesia is a very relevant and important topic. This is in line with increasing consumer awareness of halal products and increasingly strict regulations from the government.

“Logistics companies must be ready to meet halal certification standards to guarantee consumer satisfaction and trust. Halal is not just a label, but includes the principles of cleanliness, safety and honesty in the production and distribution process.”

LBB International CEO Dr. Marco Tieman

Various experts shared their knowledge and experience in halal logistics, such as the Operational Director of PT. Pos Indonesia Mr. Hariadi; LBB International CEO Dr. Marco Tieman; ITL Chancellor Dr. Trisakti Yuliantini; Chairman of the Expert Council of the Indonesian Logistics Association (ALI) Dr. Nofrisel; Director of LPPOM MUI Mr. Muti Arintawati; Lecturer from Prasetiya Mulya University Dr. Nurhayati; VP of Corporate Transformation Group Angkasa Pura II and Chairman of IKA ITL Trisakti Mr. Tommy Ariesdianto.

In Indonesia halal certification for logistics companies is very important as halal requires a supply chain approach by law for food industries by this October 2024, for cosmetics by October 2026, and for pharmaceuticals by October 2026 onwards. Indonesia is the first country to make halal certification mandatory, not only for the producer but also service industries, including logistics.

The Chairman of the Indonesian Halal Logistics Association, Mr. Rizki Utomo, said that this seminar was aimed at increasing understanding and application of halal logistics in Indonesia. Socialisation in Indonesia will be critical for a successful implementation of the halal regulations. This event aims to overcome the problem of the low number of halal certified logistics companies in Indonesia. Currently, less than 100 logistics companies in Indonesia have a halal certificate, even though the number of logistics companies is in the thousands. According to government regulation Law 33 of 2014, all logistics companies involved in halal (certified) food are required to have a halal certificate no later than 17 October of this year.