Malaysia has the longest certification history and is managed by Jabatan Kamajuan Islam Malysia (JAKIM). Malaysia has always attached great importance to the development of halal products, and even set halal products as a national industrial development strategy. The Malaysian government established the Halal Development Council (HDC) in 2006, hoping to become one of the world's halal food HUBs.
The Dawah Halal Foundation complies with the standards of the Islamic Development Authority of Malaysia, and cooperates with the local Malaysian verification agency ZAJAS to jointly promote the halal business in Malaysia. At present, 67 institutions in 40 overseas countries have been recognized by JAKIM as their overseas halal verification units, and the Taiwan Halal Promotion Foundation is also a member, which can issue official JAKIM certification in Malaysia. With this certification, products can be imported into Malaysia, and the products can be imported as halal products, and can also be displayed in the halal area of supermarkets, and can also participate in halal exhibitions.
Regarding the halal certification in Malaysia, the following matters are worth noting:
1. The JAKIM halal certification mark is currently unable to enter the Indonesian halal market. Indonesia is also managed by its official halal certification bureau, BPJPH. If you want to enter the Indonesian halal retail market, you must apply for the Indonesian BPJPH halal certification mark. (If the imported products are industrially manufactured raw materials and semi-finished products, this limitation is not applicable).
2. If you want to apply for Malaysia JAKIM halal certification, you can also apply directly through the online application system. However, the relevant expenses of the auditors dispatched by the Malaysian JAKIM to Taiwan for auditing, the travel expenses must be borne by the industry, which will inevitably increase the cost of halal certification. Consider.
The Malaysian government has been deeply involved in the field of halal certification for a long time, and its certification-related processes and procedures are more scaled and systematic than those in neighboring Indonesia. In terms of international validity, in addition to Indonesia, the JAKIM certification mark can be used in Europe, America, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. and the Middle East. As the second largest Muslim country in Southeast Asia, as of 2013, about 61.3% of Malaysia is Muslim (equivalent to 19.5 million people), which shows that its market potential is huge. In view of this, Malaysia is also a huge market opportunity that cannot be ignored!