Indonesia and halal certification

The Halal Law mandates compulsory halal certification across consumable products, including food and beverages, medicines, cosmetics, chemicals and biological products and includes the manufacturing process, packaging, distribution, sales and serving. Additionally, non-halal products must be labelled ‘non-halal’.

This paper attempts to understand the potential impact on trade for the Australian red meat industry by the introduction of the Law of the Republic of Indonesia Number 33, Year 2014 on Halal Product Assurance (the Halal Law). It outlines the law’s key elements, reviews other relevant laws and decrees, refers to available media on the matter and outlines discussions with senior officials of relevant departments, agencies and organisations.

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