KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 26 (Bernama) — The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) expects total export surplus for the halal industry this year to exceed the RM32 billion achieved in 2013.
Deputy Minister Datuk Hamim Samuri said there is massive untapped growth potential the global halal industry which local Halal players should tap.
“The weakening ringgit can also be a key driver to the exports as importers can buy products at lower prices,” he told reporters after the soft launch of Halal Ingredients Asia 2015 here today.
Meanwhile, Halal Development Industry Corporation Chief Executive Officer Datuk Seri Jamil Bidin expressed hope the number of local players of certified Halal ingredient manufacturers would increase this year.
“To date, we have about 200 Halal manufacturing companies certified by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim), 70 per cent of which are multi-national companies.
“We hope more Malaysian companies, including... Read More