2019 Halal Mandatory: What Indonesian Entrepreneurs Need to Prepare

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2019 Halal Mandatory: What Indonesian Entrepreneurs Need to Prepare – By Bagaskara. Following the Law number 33 of 2014 concerning Halal Product Assurance and the establishment of a new halal organizing agency, the Indonesian Ulama Council and the Ministry of Religious Affairs order the entrepreneurs and companies to register their products for halal certification.

Why is halal product certification mandatory?

In Indonesian context, halal products and services are mandatory due to the fact that this country is a home for the biggest Muslim population in the world. The Islamic Law which must be obeyed by Muslims has carefully governed what kinds of products that can be consumed as well as the products that are banned from eating or using. For that reason, the products with official halal label and certificate are unquestionable a must for Muslims living in Indonesia.

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Is It Necessary to Give Non-Halal Label on Non-Halal Product?

Sanksi bagi Pengusaha yang Mengabaikan Kewajiban Sertifikasi Halal
Sanksi bagi Pengusaha yang Mengabaikan Kewajiban Sertifikasi Halal

To implement the seriousness in giving protection toward Muslim communities across Indonesia, Indonesian government by way of the ministry of religion creates a program namely “wajib halal 2019”. It basically refers to an obligatory for types of business to have the halal certification. By 2019, all companies are required to register their products through BPJPH or Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Produk Halal. This scheme has an objective to account the big distinction between halal product and non-halal product.

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