Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, the UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Trade, spoke at the Global Halal Brazil Business Forum (GHB) in São Paulo, emphasizing the global growth of the halal market. He highlighted that the halal trade is now valued at over $2.2 trillion, representing 3.7% of global trade and continuing to rise. The UAE aims to strengthen relations with Brazil and other nations, fostering opportunities and knowledge exchange in the halal industry.
Dr. Al Zeyoudi also underlined the UAE’s advanced halal system, offering expertise to other countries and promoting global cooperation and technological integration for sustainable development in the sector. He expressed confidence in the forum’s contribution to these efforts.
Brazil’s President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, celebrated Brazil’s record exports of $17.74 billion to Arab League countries in 2022, showcasing the nation’s ability to meet the demands of this dynamic market.
The Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce reported that Brazil leads food and beverage exports to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) countries, exceeding the United States, Indonesia, Türkiye, Australia, and China. The challenge is to diversify exports and promote a wider range of halal-certified products.
The Global Halal Brazil Business Forum, organized by the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and FAMBRAS Halal, brings together various stakeholders to explore the halal economy in Brazil, spanning sectors such as cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, entertainment, fashion, finance, and tourism. It aims to raise awareness of Brazil’s role as a leading global supplier of halal products.