Indonesia’s halal standards are a trusted and global reference. The halal standard has been implemented as a halal guarantee system globally and is recognized by 50 Halal Certification Body (LSH) worldwide.
This was stated by the Vice President, K.H. Ma’ruf Amin, at the Representative Office of the Assessment Institute for Foods, Drugs, and Cosmetics Indonesian Council of Ulama (LPPOM) MUI Shanghai Al Amin Co. Ltd., Shanghai, China, on September 18, 2023.
“LPPOM MUI has created representative offices in several countries, including Shanghai. This will make it easier for entrepreneurs abroad to obtain halal certification,” explained Vice President (Wapres) K.H. Ma’ruf Amin.
It is such a good thing. He was bearing in mind, as the Representative Office of LPPOM MUI, Shanghai Al Amin has facilitated Chinese companies to obtain halal certificates from Indonesia. Ma’ruf Amin also invited LPPOM MUI to continue campaigning for entrepreneurs in China to invest in Indonesia.
“It is expected that cooperation between Indonesia and China in the halal sector will become stronger and more sustainable to support the development of the halal industry. In this way, this will bring benefits, not only to the two countries, Indonesia and China, but also to the world community as a whole,” said Ma’ruf Amin.
According to him, the consumption of halal products in Indonesia is significant as a country with the largest Muslim population in the world, and it is 230 million people. To be exported to various countries, Indonesian products are more trusted by the world’s Muslim community.
The level of consumption of halal products and services in Indonesia is projected to increase by around 15% in 2025, or approximately 281 billion USD. This condition makes halal certification a prerequisite for a halal lifestyle because it guarantees consumer comfort and protection for halal products.
Moreover, the halal lifestyle has reached the world’s population, regardless of religion or belief. All halal products are synonymous with guaranteed cleanliness, safety, and health of a product. This will undoubtedly increase world demand for halal products in the future.
“From a regulatory perspective, Act No. 33 of 2014 concerning Halal Product Assurance, halal certification is a mandate that must be implemented. This provision stipulates that all products entering, circulating, and being traded in Indonesia must be halal certified,” said Ma’ruf Amin. (***)