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South Korea, Indonesia sign halal certification recognition agreement

BERNAMA – The halal food authorities of South Korea and Indonesia signed a mutual certification recognition agreement, Seoul’s Agriculture Ministry said.

The Seoul-based Korea Muslim Foundation and the Korea Halal Authority Corp forged the agreement with Indonesia’s Halal Product Assurance Organising Agency in Jakarta, Yonhap news agency cited the ministry.

Under the agreement, domestic agricultural and food companies that receive halal certification in South Korea will be able to export to Indonesia without requiring additional certification from the local halal certification agency.

Indonesia plans to make halal certification mandatory for all imported food items, excluding fresh agricultural products, starting from October next year.

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