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Extending halal certification and increasing the availability of halal food outlets and food production.
- The objective is to make it more convenient for Muslims (whilst understanding the need for non-Muslim establishments to be proﬁt-driven).
- Recognizing the potential of getting non-Muslim establishments to go halal. Going beyond halal certiﬁcation and enforcement, towards educating and encouraging non-Muslims to support halal establishments. In recent years, there is signiﬁcant increase in the number of halal-certiﬁed restaurants in Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Bangkok and Singapore. Taiwan and Thailand are fast-becoming important halal food-production and exporting countries.
- Making it easier for the Muslim public to obtain reliable information on existing halal eating establishments and products. Efforts are being made for the harmonization of halal certiﬁcation in the ASEAN countries.