Our Halal MUI Certification Services
In this new era of interconnectedness and trade, the next step forward for many growing businesses is to take their products to a global market. Given the abundance of technology—and the opportunities that have been created, taking products to the global stage is no longer the challenge it once was. Indonesia is one of Australia’s closest neighbours, and with a growing economy and a population of over 200 million people, it would be unwise for any business to neglect the Indonesian market.
However, Indonesia has new legislation which mandates that all products exported into their country must be halal certified.
Here at the Australian Halal Authority and Advisers (AHAA), our purpose is to get Australian products ready for the Indonesian market. It is imperative to ensure products meet the cultural and religious needs of their prospective consumers. We do this by providing MUI recognised halal certification.
What is halal certification?
Gaining a “halal certification” means that the product complies with Islamic Shariah Law. It is dependent on the ingredients that are used in products and on the manufacturing equipment used for production. Although halal is often mainly thought of concerning food, halal certification applies to a range of products, including pharmaceuticals and beauty cosmetics.
Many consumers base their purchase decisions around which products meet the halal requirements.
The halal market is ever-growing and, due to their large Muslim population, Indonesia is a huge part of this. The halal market is growing by approximately 20% each year; and is valued at over USD500 billion dollars a year. Having a MUI recognised halal certification improves the competitiveness of products; and improves the company’s brand image.
How do I get halal-certified in Indonesia?
To export your products to Indonesia, you need to obtain a MUI Indonesia halal certification.
While this used to be a voluntary act, law no. 33/2014 surrounding halal product assurance requires that the Halal Certification Agency (BPJPH) implement mandatory halal certification.
It is imperative that your halal certification is authentic and recognised by the Indonesian Ulema Council (or, as it is called in Indonesian, the Majelis Ulama Indonesia, or MUI). MUI is Indonesia’s largest clerical body and all halal certification must meet their requirements. The MUI halal certification is a must-have for any business owner.
We are one of the few recognised MUI halal certification bodies, and our stellar reputation guarantees a stress-free process to begin your journey in exporting your products to Indonesia.
We provide start to finish consulting, meaning that we are actively involved in the process of halal certification for your products. We certify a diverse range of products and ensure that all parts of the certification process are smooth and easy to navigate.
We have made obtaining a MUI halal certification a simple four-step process. Firstly, fill out the required application and relevant data forms. Our team will then assess your application and confirm your product’s suitability for halal status. We will then conduct an audit of the premises to ensure compliance with the requirements of halal certification. A MUI halal certificate will then be issued, which is valid for one year and can be renewed on an annual basis after that. It is easy to prepare your product for a new market; opening new avenues for your business.
Why should I choose the Australian Halal Authority and Advisory?
Given that few companies are recognised by the requirements set out by MUI Indonesia’s halal needs, gaining your MUI approved halal certification from the AHAA is a necessary step in beginning to export to Indonesia. AHAA are experts in the halal certification field. Our stamp is trusted within the industry and our business prides itself on being transparent and providing quality service.
Previously, halal certification was voluntary, however, it is now a mandatory requirement for all products. The Halal Product Assurance Organising Agency (or, as it is called in Indonesian, Badan Penanggulangan Jaminan Produk Halal—the BPJPH) was established under Presidential Regulation No. 83/2015 to authorise halal product assurance.
Indonesia aspires to be a major player in the halal market, and they want to set the global positive standard for halal by MUI Indonesia. We can assist your products in becoming a part of the global quality halal standard.
Having halal certification broadens the appeal of your products and dramatically increases your consumer base. In fact, not having a halal certification could be damaging your prospective business. We support Australian businesses in taking their products to the global market by providing recognised halal certification services.
To take advantage of Indonesia’s growing demand for MUI halal-certified products, enquire today about taking the next step in growing your business and obtain recognised halal certification.