The Indonesian Ministry of Industry is set to revolutionize the halal industry with its innovative data collection system, ‘Saliha’. Scheduled to launch in January 2024, this initiative was announced by Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang during a discussion in Bali on December 28.
‘Saliha’ is designed to be a cornerstone in the process of obtaining free halal certification, a crucial service for businesses in the halal sector. This app, developed by the Ministry of Industry, aims to simplify the data collection process and support the selection for Halal Industry Certification from 2023. This move is part of Indonesia’s strategic plan to become a key player in the global halal market.
Indonesia’s focus on the halal industry is driven by its significant economic potential, both domestically and internationally. The State of the Global Islamic Economy (SGIE) report, released on December 26, highlights Indonesia’s rising status. The country climbed to third place in the 2022 Global Islamic Economy Indicator Ranking, up from fourth the previous year, underscoring its growing influence in the halal market.
The halal industry covers a wide array of products and services, including food and beverages, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and fashion. The Indonesian government’s investment in tools like the Saliha app and its emphasis on free halal certification demonstrate its commitment to this sector.
With the global demand for halal products increasing, Indonesia’s strategic efforts, including its advanced ranking in the SGIE report, position it as a potential leader in the global Islamic economy. The launch of the Saliha app is a key step in Indonesia’s journey to becoming a global hub for halal products and services. This initiative not only highlights Indonesia’s innovation but also its dedication to development in the halal industry, promising substantial growth and opportunities in the years to come.