Indonesia Notifies WTO of Adoption of New Halal Certification Regulation

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On 11 May 2021 the government of Indonesia notified the World Trade Organization regarding the adoption of Government Regulation No. 39 of 2021 on the Organization of Halal Product Guarantees, dated 2 February 2021 (Government Regulation 39/2021). This regulation updates and sets a new legal framework for the mandatory certification of all halal-related products and updates provisions on the implementation of Halal Product Guarantees. It replaces the previous regulation, Government Regulation No.31 of 2019 Regarding Provisions for Implementing Indonesia's 2014 Halal Product Assurance Law (Government Regulation 31/2019). Imported halal food, cosmetic, chemical, and biological products are also subject to the scope of this regulation.



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