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Guide to Indonesia’s Halal Certification Requirement: Q & A

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Indonesia’s GR 39/2021 mandates businesses in most industries to be Halal compliant and Halal certified.

Vietnam to Ease Visa Requirements to Boost Tourism Industry

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Vietnam is seeking to ease visa requirements for foreign visitors. Among the changes being discussed is increasing the duration of e-visas to 45 days.

How to Obtain Halal Certification in Malaysia

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Foreign companies looking to obtain a Halal certification in Malaysia must apply to the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM). JAKIM will then conduct an on-site inspection of the applicant’s premises.

How American Fast-Food Chains Have Succeeded in Indonesia

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American fast-food giants have grown into the Indonesian market by using culturally appropriate programs and tailoring their foods to engage and suit the tastes of the local population.

Untapped Economic Potential of the Muslim-Autonomous Region in the Philippines

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The BARMM has untapped economic potential, especially through increasing maritime trade with neighbors Indonesia and Malaysia.

Thailand’s Islamic Economy: Sourcing and Consumer Market Opportunities

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Thailand’s Halal economy presents ample opportunities for investors in Halal food manufacturing as well as tourism.

How to Obtain Halal Certification in Indonesia

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Indonesia’s GR 39/2021 mandates businesses in most industries to be Halal compliant and Halal certified.

Philippines and Brunei Sign Double Tax Avoidance Treaty

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The Philippines and Brunei have signed a double taxation avoidance treaty that will eliminate double taxation on the income generated from cross-border transactions.

Indonesia: Future Halal Market Hub

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In this week’s ASEAN Market Watch, we take a look at the measures adopted by Indonesia to make its Halal industry attractive for investors.

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