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Japan to import Halal products from Malaysia

The Malaysian products will be certified as Halal by the Department of Islamic Development in the country

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Japan will import Halal food products from Malaysia in prepration for the thousands of atheletes that will descend upon the country to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games, WAM news agency reported.

“The entry of Halal products into Japan is a move to prepare for the Olympic Games to be held in Japan in 2020,” Malaysian Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said in statements carried by the Malaysian news agency, Bernama.

“There will be many Muslim athletes who will need Halal food,” he explained.

Halal products will make their way into Japan through China and will be marketed through Japanese hypermarket giant Aeon’s 1,800 outlets.

The Malaysian products will be certified as Halal by the Department of Islamic Development in the country.

Malaysia will establish a joint committee to oversee the export of the products.

Malaysian Halal products have enjoy a wide market Yaakob said, adding that he has received several enquiries from countries such as China, Bahrain, Qatar and other Middle Eastern states.