Muslims manufacturers should lead the industry to grab whatever available opportunities and make the most profit from halal goods as the potential is truly staggering.
Muslim-majority countries produce just over US$700 billion or 35 per cent of the estimated US$2 trillion worth of global halal products annually.
The Malaysian Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) expects total export surplus for the halal industry this year to exceed the RM32 billion achieved in 2013.
Halal is gaining a huge interest in the Mediterranean with the recent conclusion of 3rd Maghreb Food Exhibition (MAFEX), which took place from 11-13 December 2014 in the Moroccan city of Casablanca, Morocco.
Palm oil, whose industry accounts for over 8% of Malaysia's GNI, will be repositioned as a wonder ingredient that is safe and Syariah compliant in Halal Ingredient Asia 2015 this September.