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The MGAP will receive a delegation from Indonesia and a new market could be opened

The MGAP will receive a delegation from Indonesia and a new market could be opened
The MGAP will receive a delegation from Indonesia and a new market could be opened

The Indonesian mission will inspect the plants to ensure that they are in a position to comply with the Halal rite.

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He Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries (MGAP) will receive a religious and health mission from Indonesia to audit some national refrigerators and corroborate that they are in conditions to comply with the Halal rite, a sine qua non factor for Uruguay achieve the Halal certification by that country and is enabled for the meat export.

At the beginning of the month, during his visit to the Asian country, the Minister Fernando Mattos agreed on “the next steps to take” to obtain Halal certification, which is an essential requirement for access to that market, which has an abundant and mostly Muslim.

Days later, as part of his tour of the Southeast AsianMGAP achieved Halal certification from Malaysiaafter the export flow was interrupted in 2010, as a result of the new religious rules that were imposed in that country.

After this agreement with Malaysia, The head of the MGAP stated: “The fact that we have Halal authorization in a country with high religious demands such as Malaysia enables us and gives us a very good credential to continue advancing in the authorization of others.” muslim markets“.

In that sense, the visit of the Indonesian delegation could mean a fundamental step to achieve the Halal certificate for the Uruguayalthough this does not imply a tariff reduction.

The economic expansion experienced by the countries of Southeast Asia

Alvaro Pereira Ramelahead of Market Intelligence at the National Meat Institute (INAC)assured Radio Uruguay that in the countries of Southeast Asia there is currently “an exponential rise in the consumption of meat”, due to the current process of economic growth.

“In addition to the health and religious authorization, it must be a Muslim who slaughters the animals, which must be facing towards Mecca“, he explained about the procedure and added: “It must be done with a sharp knife and without touching the bone. Furthermore, meat that complies with this ritual should not be mixed with the rest of the production.”

Source: Ambito

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