In an impactful development for Indonesia’s commitment to halal standards, the Halal Product Assurance Organizing Agency (BPJPH), led by Muhammad Aqil Irham, announced a remarkable achievement. The agency has certified 3.4 million products as halal, marking a significant step towards Indonesia’s leadership in the global halal market.
BPJPH’s Diverse Impact Across Industries
Since October 2019, BPJPH has been instrumental in broadening the scope of halal certification, encompassing a wide range of industries. The certified products include large-scale, medium-scale, small-scale, and macro-scale goods, highlighting the agency’s extensive influence in reinforcing halal compliance across various sectors of the Indonesian economy.
Indonesia’s SMI Sector and Halal Compliance
Statistics from Indonesia’s Bureau of Statistics (BPS) indicate a thriving small and medium industries (SMI) sector, with the food and beverage industry forming a significant part. The push for halal certification in this sector is not just a domestic initiative but also a strategic move to position Indonesian products in the global halal market.
Future Prospects and Global Standards Compliance
Looking ahead, BPJPH is setting a stringent deadline for all Indonesian food and beverage products to obtain halal certification by October 2024. This initiative is aligned with the global standards of halal compliance and positions Indonesia as a frontrunner in the international halal market.
Indonesia’s Halal Certification Requirements: A Global Benchmark
The country has already begun enforcing halal certification for imported raw materials, a move that further asserts its commitment to upholding the highest halal standards. This decision significantly impacts global suppliers and showcases Indonesia’s role as a key player in the halal market.
Indonesia’s Path to Halal Market Leadership
Under the guidance of Muhammad Aqil Irham, BPJPH’s achievements in halal certification are not just a national success but a beacon for global halal compliance and standards. Indonesia’s strategic approach in this sector exemplifies its commitment to becoming a leader in the global halal market.