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Jakarta Post

Indonesia joins Malaysian halal e-commerce

  • Dewanti A. Wardhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, August 2 2016   /  09:13 am

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) has joined Malaysia’s halal e-commerce website to tap into a larger international consumer base for local products, while at the same time giving local consumers easier access to imported halal products.

The halal business sees a large market of 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide with a variety of products ranging from food, cosmetics, to pharmaceuticals. Markets for the halal business include the ASEAN region — led by countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, which have a large Muslim population — as well as the Middle East and North Africa.

Now that Indonesian businesses have joined Malaysia’s e-Halal, a commerce directory portal of halal products not only from Malaysia but other countries such as China and India, Kadin chairman Roslan P. Roeslani said the country should not only be a market for halal p...