Indonesia Stipulates That Commodity Services, Including Cosmetics, Must Be Sanctioned As Halal

- Mar 11, 2019-

Indonesia will implement the halal requirement for all goods and services this year, which is expected to increase revenues by as much as $1.6 billion (about $2.2 billion) a year.

It is reported that Sukoso, director of Indonesia's official halal certification agency, said that according to the new law, all and food, beverages, drugs, cosmetics and chemistry, Related goods and services, such as biological and GM products, must be halal certified. The new law also aims to increase transparency in the process of obtaining halal certification and to ensure that the government has a stable source of revenue.

In addition, the Indonesian government has set a target of issuing at least 100000 halal certificates next year and plans to increase the number of halal auditors to 5000 by 2020.