Local Companies Overlook Opportunities In Muslim Minority Markets

KUALA LUMPUR, April 15 (Bernama) — Manufacturers and service providers
have overlooked the opportunities that exist in Muslim minority markets
such as the European Union and the United States, MIHAS chief executive
officer Mohd Shukri Abdullah said Tuesday.

“For the traditional halal markets, there is enormous competition.
Everyone wants to sell their products to the Arabs. All the big
non-Muslim producing nations such as Australia and Brazil are already
established in these markets,” he said.

Mohd Shukri said European and American stores were full of
imported products from not highly developed countries like Mexico,
Guatemala, India, Pakistan, Iran, Romania, and Bulgaria.

“Our manufacturers and service providers should take the advantage of the opportunities available,” he said.