Halal in Malaysia: beyond food and drink sector , Article
Malaysia, a hub for halal products and services (see also “Malaysia: marketing to Muslim consumers”, offers a range of opportunities across F&B, logistics, fashion, tourism and financial services. Notably, it is one of the world’s leaders in Islamic finance.
Malaysia was the first country in the world to introduce halal logistics standards and halal certification for logistics operators. Given the credibility of its standards, a halal certification granted by Malaysian authorities will be recognised in many other Islamic countries, helping certified logistics operators to develop extensive halal distributions network across Asia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Nippon Express, a
Japanese logistics operator, is currently seeking halal certification in Malaysia with the aim of building a worldwide halal food delivery business. This would allow it to use the country as a springboard for accessing halal markets the world over.