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Sertifikasi Halal Indonesia: Perpindahan Otoritas dari MUI ke BPJPH

  • InCorp Editorial Team
  • 23 November 2023
  • 3 minute reading time

Indonesia Omnibus Law seeks to draw investment, generate more employment, and boost the economy by streamlining the licensing process, unifying numerous laws and regulations, and allowing the central government to respond faster to global challenges.

Through the same law, the government also wants to simplify the process of Halal certificate issuance in hopes of making Indonesia a global hub for halal products by 2024.

This article will highlight the recent changes in the Indonesia halal certification process and why certain products should have one.

Why Must Certain Products Obtain the Indonesian Halal Certification?

A Mandate From The Government

Halal certification in Indonesia has been in place for some time, but until 2019, it was completely voluntary. According to Law No. 33/2014 on Halal Products Assurance, many consumer products and related services entering and being traded in Indonesia must now be Halal-certified.

The implementation of mandatory halal certification is carried out gradually, starting in October 2019. Food and beverage products are the first to go through the implementation before the government will move on to other products.

The new Halal Law also outlines the administrative sanction for businesses that fail to register their product as halal. A more severe sanction of IDR 2 billion or a sentence of five years imprisonment will be inflicted to businesses who already obtained halal certification but failed to maintain their products’ halal quality.

InCorp Indonesia encourages firms and entrepreneurs to act quickly and appropriately regarding Indonesia Halal Certification to prevent unwanted penalties.

Halal Awareness Among Indonesian Consumers

Indonesia has the world’s largest market for Islamic consumption. The archipelago’s consumer spending is forecasted to reach USD 427 billion by 2022, with halal food accounting for over 60% of its total.

According to a study from the Journal of Islamic Marketing, its consumers have a high level of halal awareness, with an index of 94.91/100.

How to Obtain the Indonesian Halal Certification Based on Omnibus Law?

Product That Must Be Halal Certified

The types of Halal-certified products that can be imported, traded, and distributed in Indonesia are food, beverages, chemicals, biological products, drugs, cosmetics, and utilized goods that contain traces of animal elements, such as garments.

The types of services requiring halal certification are packaging, animal slaughterhouses, storage, and distribution services.

Step-by-Step Process to Obtain Indonesia Halal Certification

The Indonesia Omnibus Law has amended legal provisions across many areas of doing business, including Law No. 33/2014 on Halal Products Assurance, by simplifying and reducing the time for the halal certification process from 92 days to only 21 working days.

How to register halal certification

Halal Certification Validity and Renewal

According to Indonesian Law No. 6 Year 2023, halal certification is valid as long as there’s no change in the ingredient or process.

Does Indonesia acknowledge foreign-certified halal products? Find out more.

How Can InCorp Indonesia Help You Go Through the Indonesia Halal Certification Process?

Even though the process has been simplified, businesses that want to have their products or services halal-certified in Indonesia must submit a written application and the required documents to the Indonesia halal certification body, Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Produk Halal (BPJPH).

Each document has a specific set of criteria, so foreigners should be aware of the procedures and the bureaucratic requirements. InCorp Indonesia can assist you with this process without a hassle.

As a one-stop business solution in Indonesia, our team of English-speaking consultants can also guide you in obtaining the appropriate product registration as well as licenses such as business and import licenses.

Furthermore, with our accounting and tax reporting services, we also give competent guidance and ensure you stay on top of all legal compliance. Get 1-1 consultation with our Indonesia experts now.

Pandu Biasramadhan

Senior Consulting Manager at InCorp Indonesia

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.

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