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MUI to issue halal certification for Japanese companies

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Jakarta   /   Tue, January 7, 2020   /  01:45 pm
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Indonesian Ulema Council Food and Drug Analysis Agency (LPPOM MUI) vice president director Sumunar Jati (second left) and Japan Indonesia Economic Halal Consultant Management (JPI) vice president Eric Liu sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on halal certification partnership at Morrissey Hotel in Central Jakarta on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.(JP/Moch. Fiqih Prawira Adjie)

The Indonesian Ulema Council Food and Drug Analysis Agency (LPPOM MUI) has been assigned to handle halal certification in Japan to support the country’s campaign to attract Muslim tourists to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in its capital city. The assignment is stipulated under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the LPPOM MUI and Japan-Indonesia Economic Halal Consultant Management (JPI) in Jakarta on Monday. Under the MoU, the LPPOM MUI also agrees to handle Japan’s halal certification promotion and consultation. Additionally, the agency will prepare laboratory facilities necessary for the certification testing and appoint a representative office in the country that will handle requests for halal certification. “This year, there will be around 40 million tourists coming to Japan, and more than 1 million of them will come from Muslim countries, a...