Pakistan: Halal products granted trade body licence

Flag_of_Pakistan.svgSunday, April 14, 2013 – Karachi—The Ministry of Commerce, has granted licence to ‘Halal Products & Services Association of Pakistan’ (HAP) as a trade body. HAP is the ‘1st’ and only trade association in Pakistan that is officially registered and authorized to represent the Pakistani Halal products & Services sectors, and find solutions to the existing issues for promotion of Halal trade.

HAP member companies are Manufacturers, Producers, Exporters, Traders, Importers, CBs and Service providers engaged in Halal products and services business in Pakistan.

HAP will cover all type of Halal Consumables (Food, Confectionary, Dairy, Agro, Ingredients, Additives, Supplements, Beverages) and Non-Consumables including, but not limited to, Pharmaceuticals, Neutraceuticals, Cosmetics, Personal care, Herbal, Soaps, Leather, Animal Feed as well as Services such as Islamic banking, Takaful, Supply Chain, Hospitality, Tourism, Food services, Certification, Testing, Consultants, Shariah Advisors, Facilitators, etc..

Halal Products & Services Association of Pakistan Mission Statement is to make Halal industry a multi billion dollar export sector in Pakistan & establish Pakistan as the Regional Halal Hub. HAP Objectives are to Protect the interests of its members & provide an effective forum for negotiations with the government agencies; Solicit maximum subsidies for its members through effective interaction with relevant authorities and institutions for Halal certification, product testing, export freight, export marketing, import duties & taxes and for setting up Halal industries; Act as an international trade portal to facilitate exporters of Halal products & services; Identify & Promote Halal sector investment opportunities in Pakistan to facilitate JVs.