The government continues to strive to maximize the production of the domestic halal industry to reach a wider global market.
The increasing demand for halal products, such as halal food, can be a driving force for the national food and beverage industry to expand.
Furthermore, the trend of Muslim fashion (modest fashion) also opens opportunities for the national textile and textile product (TPT) industry through a variety of product innovations and optimization of functional textiles.
"Then in the pharmaceutical industry, and the cosmetics industry, optimizing the use of Indonesia's unique biodiversity can be a separate selling point and get a special place in the eyes of global consumers," said Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita during the 2021 Indonesian Halal Industry Award (IHIA) Kick Off.
The Ministry of Industry is increasingly intensive and proactive in supporting the empowerment of the national halal industry by establishing a work unit of the Halal Industry Empowerment Center (PPIH).
The work unit is the first to specifically address the halal industry and the only one to be established under the ministry, outside the Ministry of Religion.
In addition, in order to accelerate the growth of the halal industry, the Minister of Industry has prepared four development programs.
First, the development of Human Resources (HR) for the halal industry, including Halal Supervisors, Halal Auditors and industrial HR.
Second, the development of the production process. Third, facilitating the development of halal industrial infrastructure and the development of Halal Industrial Estates.
Fourth, publication and promotion, related to the search and opening of domestic and foreign market opportunities.
"These efforts are expected to continue to strengthen the ecosystem to support the creation of an ecosystem for the growth of the sharia economy and the national halal industry," said Agus.