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Jakarta Post

Linking digital revolution, halal industry

  • Purna Cita Nugraha
    Purna Cita Nugraha

    Holds PhD in cyberlaw and is a member of the Indonesia Telematics Society

New York   /   Fri, December 20, 2019   /  10:42 am
Linking digital revolution, halal industry Two Indonesian Muslims are choosing halal ramen from a vending machine. (JP/Rosa Panggabean)

Indonesia will convene a summit with Middle Eastern and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries on the halal industry at the end of 2020 in Jakarta, called the Halal Industries Summit. This signature event is expected to promote and strengthen global cooperation in the so-called halal industry. As the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, it is only logical that Indonesia starts to show leadership in the halal industry and looks at its domestic halal industry as an engine of future growth. In this context, both President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin are pushing Indonesia to become a leader of halal products by 2024 and at the same time, are boosting exports of Indonesia’s halal products. The potentials and opportunities of the global halal industry are huge and promising. Today’s halal industry is worth around...

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