The Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) is determined to realize the Republic of Indonesia as an engine of the world’s halal economy. One of the efforts is to form a special unit for the empowerment of the halal industry.
“One of the efforts we have realized is to form a new unit, namely the Center for Halal Industry Empowerment (PPIH),” said Minister of Industry Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita at the Launching of the Halal Facilitation Program, Thursday (19/08/2021).
As the initial PPIH program, the Ministry of Industry was present in providing Halal Supervisor Facilitation for Halal Safe and Lock Industrial Estates and Small and Medium Industries (IKM) in the East Java region. “It is hoped that this activity can stimulate the development of the halal ecosystem and strengthen the competitiveness of national products,” explained the Minister of Industry.
In addition, to spur an advanced and competitive industry, the Ministry of Industry encourages industry players to be able to respond and adapt to global dynamics and trends, including market opportunities, especially global ones.
The halal industry has developed into a new manufacturing sector that is growing into the fastest growing global business worldwide. This is in line with the increasing number of countries that accept the halal concept as one of the determining factors for the quality of a product.
“Although halal is related to the specificity of Muslims in their consumption and use, halal products are not only intended for Muslims, but can be intended for all mankind,” said the Minister of Industry.
In addition, the size of the halal economic market both at home and abroad is very large. Based on data from the Ministry of Home Affairs, the Muslim population in Indonesia as of August 2021 is 231 million people, or 85% of the total population of Indonesia. While the world’s Muslim population is currently estimated at 1.8 billion people. report from Global Islamic Economy Indicator (GIEI) in 2020/2021 noted that the global market potential for halal products is estimated to reach USD 3 trillion in 2023.
Still based on GIEI, Indonesia is currently ranked 4th for the halal food sector, ranked 3rd for halal fashion and fashion, 6th for halal cosmetics and drugs and 5th for halal media and recreation, 6th for halal tourism, and 6th for finance. sharia. “This means that Indonesia can still optimize opportunities from the halal economy, especially as a country with the largest Muslim population in the world,” said Agus.
He added, considering that halal has become a standard recognized by the world, and the demands of the Muslim community for halal guarantees for the products they consume, the state must attend and take over this important role.
In the laws and regulations on the guarantee of halal products, it is regulated about the implementation of the obligation to have a halal certificate for products that are circulated, produced, and traded in the territory of Indonesia. The determination of the obligation to be certified halal is part of the government’s policy to ensure that the halal industry can grow and accelerate its growth.
In order to strengthen the competitiveness of the halal industry, the Ministry of Industry is also preparing halal infrastructure through the Halal Industrial Estate (KIH) which will implement the Halal Product Assurance System. “Currently there are three industrial areas that are ready to provide halal zones, namely Modern Cikande Industrial Estate, Bintan Inti Industrial Estate, and Halal Safe & Lock Industrial Estate, Sidoarjo, East Java,” he said.
Agus added, in an effort to develop the halal industry in Indonesia, especially for the 1.6 million IKM sector, the Ministry of Industry is also present to strengthen and accelerate the halal ecosystem in providing halal facilities through process assistance, product and personnel certification, halal infrastructure through halal industrial areas. , provision of Halal Inspection Agency by UPT, provision of Training Institute by BDI, and opening of market access for halal products both domestically and abroad.Buyung N