JAKARTADAILY.ID – The High-Level Coordination Meeting for the Acceleration of Halal Certification and the Strengthening of the Global Halal Hub Ecosystem initiated 5 strategic programs to make Indonesia a center for world halal products and destinations on October 5, 2022.
The coordination meeting was held as a follow-up to the direction of Vice President Ma'ruf Amin regarding the need to accelerate halal certification and strengthening the Global Halal Hub to create an integrated ecosystem tand encourage business actors, especially Sharia MSMEs to penetrate the global market.
The coordination meeting which was attended by the Governor of Bank Indonesia, the Minister of Cooperatives and MSMEs, government officials, Islamic banking and business actors resulted in 5 agreements as follows:
First, together to strengthen the Global Halal Hub; Second, to Focus on fashion and halal food products with the Middle East market; Third, preparing a joint trade mission; Fourth, increase aggregators and global access; Fifth, digitizing processes and strengthening human resource capacity.
Bank Indonesia together with the Ministries present are committed to establishing an integrated ecosystem that will optimize Indonesia's great potential to become a producer of halal products and strengthen its role as a global business actor.
Governor of Bank Indonesia, Perry Warjiyo emphasized how Bank Indonesia and thel government are committed to interpreting “Hamzah Washal” as a catalyst according to their respective roles in spurring the development of the Indonesian Islamic economy and finance.
"This is one of the main themes that will be encouraged through organizing a study forum and synergy at the Indonesia Sharia Economic Festival (ISEF) 2022," Perry said in a press statement on Thursday, October 4, 2022.
During 2022, there are several halal certification acceleration programs that have been developed by Bank Indonesia, including: facilitating halal certification for around 1144 business actors, consisting of 962 for self-declare schemes and 168 for regular; Strengthening the Competence of Halal Product Process Facilitators (PPH) in the form of workshop facilitation for PPH based on mass organizations, universities, and associations in order to expand the number of PPH.
Then Strengthening the Halal Ecosystem through the establishment of halal centers in universities; Strengthening the competence of fatwa commissions in the regions in the form of workshops & acceleration of the fatwa trial process in collaboration with the Fatwa Commission and BPJPH; and Support facilities in the form of providing systems and infrastructure to the Fatwa Commission of Indonesia Ulema Concil (MUI).