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The Halal issue is very sensitive in Indonesia. As one of the most prominent Muslim countries, a Halal Certificate is necessary to ensure your products’ distribution to the Indonesian market.
Yes, it applies to food materials too. The cosmetic products need to be made on dedicated lines (separate from Haram materials), including the water used in production (find out how to register products in Indonesia).
Pork and its derivatives are not Halal materials. The product must not have a tendency to smell or taste Haram/Forbidden by MUI.
Yes, they do. BPJPH/MUI Team will conduct an audit and survey of the industrial manufacturing plants to investigate the production process. They will ensure that the production facility has no contamination with materials/products unclean/impure.
The manufacturers can use the production facilities interchangeably to produce certified and non-certified products as long as it does not contain ingredients derived from pork and its derivatives. Therefore, there must be procedures to ensure if there is no cross-contamination occurs.
The regulatory bodies cannot confirm the fee, as it would be determined once the application has been submitted.
The regulation and the Halal certification body would be different in every country. All products that enter, circulate, and are traded in the territory of Indonesia must be Halal-certified by BPJPH/MUI.
We cannot confirm since it would depend on each country. LPPOM MUI is also in partnership with Halal certification bodies in many countries, and LPPOM MUI recognizes their standard is compatible with MUI.
However, MUI will not recognize the Halal certificates of the product since the Halal certificates issued by the partnering certification bodies will only be valid for the product’s ingredients.
The Halal certificates issued by these approved Halal certification bodies. Except for products made in Europe, they can be Halal certified by any approved Halal certification body located in Europe. However, it will only recognize the product produced in the same country where the Halal certification body is found.
Since the regulation hasn’t been well-implemented, you can still sell cosmetics without Halal Certification. However, once the regulation is strictly applied, then the products shall be certified to comply with the regulation. Since most Indonesian population is Muslim, they will look for certified products.
Based on the regulation, the products are goods and/or services related to food, beverage, drug, cosmetics, chemical products, biological products, genetically engineered products, as well as consumer goods that are worn, used, or utilized by the public, which we believe the product placed at the supermarket, consumer stores, etc.
As the regulation is still in the making process, it’s not yet detailed regarding the chemical implementation for Halal products.
It is not mandatory to be Halal certified in an overseas country. To reach the Indonesian market, the products must be Halal-certified by the regulatory bodies in Indonesia.
The material used in the production process may consist of raw material, process material, additional material, and auxiliary material. According to the principles of Halal certification, each of those materials will need to be Halal-certified.
Since the end product should not be contaminated by non-Halal agents, every process and every material shall be Halal assured.
In Indonesia, the Halal Certification is filed by business actors with implementing Halal assurance procedures and applying to the BPJPH. Afterward, the Halal Auditor will conduct an Inspection and testing of Halal products.
Halal Fatwa of MUI determines that the product and procedures have fulfilled the requirements, and BPJPH will issue the Halal Certificate.
Since there might be differences in the standard used by each certification body, BPJPH and MUI will still need to inspect and audit the procedures and products. However, assuming that Indonesian regulatory bodies already recognizes the Halal certification bodies, the process will be easier and smoother than for those who have yet to be certified.
To this day, there isn’t a single organization with such recognition. Each region still has its own Halal certification body, which regulates the Halal certification of the product.
Check the procedure here “Halal Certification in Indonesia”.
Yes, it’s possible, as long as the ethyl alcohol is not from the alcoholic beverage industry.
Indonesia requires Halal certification as mandatory certification.
Based on the latest regulation that product that enters, circulate, and are traded in the territory of Indonesia must have a Halal certificate which relates to food, beverage, drug, cosmetic, chemical product, biological product, genetically engineered product, as well as wearable consumer goods, used, or utilized by the public.
The ingredient doesn’t need to be Halal certified. It’s suggested to utilize ingredients that are Halal certified. If the material has not been authorized, the material should be approved as a Halal material.
Practically there will be no significant differences in terms of the process. Although if the product has been Halal certified in an overseas country, it may go smoother during the certification process. However, the product will still have to be Halal-certified by BPJPH.
Yes, you can.
What can be classified as haram cosmetic products are not the only product that contains haram materials. The products should also be safe for consumers as they do not contain mercury or harmful ingredients.
It should also comply with the Halal requirements, as it will not deter compulsive prayers and other obligations—the Example, haram cosmetic products: lipstick with pork collagen, waterproof nail polish, etc.
Check the European Institute of Halal Certification
Based on the latest regulation that products that enter, circulate, and traded in the territory of Indonesia must have a Halal certificate which the effects are related to food, beverage, drug, cosmetics, chemicals development, biological products, genetically engineered product, as well as consumer goods that are worn, used, or utilized by the public.
Ethanol in oral cosmetic products should be less than 1%. However, for external products, it can be more than 1%.
The material used in the production process may consist of raw material, process material, additional material, and auxiliary material. According to the principles of Halal certification, each of those materials will need to be Halal-certified. Since the end product should not be contaminated by any non-Halal agents, every process and every material shall be Halal assured.
It has been compulsory for all goods and services imported to and traded in the Indonesian territory to have Halal certification since October 17, 2019, particularly for food and beverage products. But, products that come from non-
Halal materials are not obligated to have a Halal certificate.
Businesses can obtain the Halal certification progressively or gradually within the period specified below:
Starting in 2022, there are some changes in the regulatory bodies for Halal certification.
Indonesia’s halal certification process is under the National Body of Halal Assurance (BPJPH) domain. At the same time, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) sets up the halal compliance standard and issues the Halal fatwa.
The policy is legal according to Government Regulation No. 39, 2021, regarding Halal Product Assurance.
During the certification process, the BPJPH will appoint Halal Inspection Institution (LPH) officials to audit whether the products qualify as halal.
For further information about getting a Halal certificate, you can contact Cekindo. Our team will assist you in getting a Halal certification for your products.
An expert for more than 10 years, Pandu Biasramadhan, has an extensive background in providing top-quality and comprehensive business solutions for enterprises in Indonesia and managing regional partnership channels across Southeast Asia.