Law No. 33/2014 on Halal Product Certification has become an issue for several industries in Indonesia. The Law clearly states that all products from the F&B, cosmetics and pharmaceutical industries must be halal certified. Advocacy to address the negative impacts of the Law has now shifted to the details of the implementing regulation. The draft of the implementing regulation is now in the hands of the State Secretary for final ratification which is unlikely to experience any further changes. If the draft is ratified this year, it will be in full effect on October 17, 2019.
Given the circumstances, companies must now anticipate the outcome of the regulation and the imposed impacts on the company. Thus, Kiroyan Partners and Klareco Communications in collaboration with European Chambers of Commerce (EuroCham) Indonesia held the Public Affairs Forum with the theme of “Halal Regulations: What’s Next?” that aimed at comprehending the halal issues and addressing negative impacts that might arise due to uncertain circumstances.
The forum was attended by members of EuroCham Indonesia and featured:
• Heru Susetyo (Chairman at the Center for Islam and Islamic Law Studies, Faculty of Law University of Indonesia),
• Nadratuzzaman Hosen (Chairman at Halal Supervisory and Research Center of PP Muhammadiyah),
• Ang Shih-Huei (Co-Founder and CEO of Klareco Communications), and
• Dyah Prativi Istiningtyas (Regional Legal Director for Indonesia & South East Asia and Corporate Affairs Director Indonesia for Oriflame)
The brief summary of Public Affairs Forum on halal regulations can be downloaded here.