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Malaysia strengthens halal trade, investment with Japan

Malaysia
Regulation & Compliances
Published Feb 23, 2024

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Malaysia has entered into two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Japan to bolster halal trade, investment, and employment. The first MOU is between the Halal Development Corporation Berhad (HDC) and AEON Co (M) Berhad, aiming to promote Malaysian halal products in Japan. The second MOU, between HDC and the Japan Halal Association (JHA), seeks to improve infrastructure and halal certification in Japan. The agreements are expected to enhance bilateral trade relations and simplify halal certification processes for Japanese restaurants.
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OSAKA (Feb 22): Malaysia continued to advance as a global halal hub by signing two Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) with Japan on Thursday to strengthen halal trade, investment and quality employment in the sector in the Land of the Rising Sun. The cooperation also aims to enhance bilateral trade relations between the two countries in the halal industry. The first MOU signing ceremony involved the Halal Development Corporation Berhad (HDC), an agency under the Ministry of Investment, Trade, and Industry (MITI), and AEON Co (M) Berhad to promote Malaysian halal products in Japan. Meanwhile, HDC has also collaborated with the Japan Halal Association (JHA) to enhance infrastructure and halal certification in Japan. HDC was represented by its Chief Executive Officer Hairol Ariffein Sahari while AEON (M) by its Deputy Managing Director, Tsugutoshi Seko and JHA by its President Hind Hitomi Lemon. The MOUs signing ceremony, which took place here, was witnessed by Deputy Prime Minister ...
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