On April 1st, 2009
Her Excellency Ms. Dilip Barua Industrial Minister of Bangladesh at 23rd
meeting of BSTI (Bangladesh Standard Testing Institute), said the
government will turn BSTI into a modern standard control organization to
build Bangladesh into an industrial country.
At the meeting,
the BSTI was directed to take necessary steps to provide Halal
certification to grab the opportunity of exporting Bangladeshi Halal
foods as per demand of the world market.
On Nov.1, 2010
Malaysian is making forays into hitherto untapped markets to source its
halal meats supply. After Pakistan it is now in negotiations with
Bangladesh to import halal meat.
A delegation led by Dr. Isa, the Chief Minister of Perlis state of
Malaysia is currently visiting Bangladesh and expressed hope that trade
between the two countries will be mutually beneficial.
delegation expressed keen interest in importing halal meats, fruits, and
other agriculture products.
There is huge potentiality of improving trade relations between the two
countries, Dr Isa said adding Malaysia wants to improve trade ties with
Bangladesh.He said he would share experiences of his Bangladesh visit
and different potentials with the central government of Malaysia to
enhance the bilateral trade relations. The Bangladesh government
recently announced its intention to form a halal certification board and
has formed a high level committee in this regard.
Bangladesh: Halal food certification board on cards
The Bangladesh government has moved to form a high-profile committee to
recommend ways to establish a board for certification for halal foods
after repeated appeals from processed food exporters.
The traders have set a target to grab a portion of the $660 billion
global market for halal products.
In the last six months, around
a dozen processed food traders received about $250 million of export
orders on condition that the products must be accredited with an
authorised halal certification body.