MIHAS: RM1.01b worth of trade deals expected – MATRADE


KUALA LUMPUR: The world’s largest halal event, Malaysia International Halal Showcase (MIHAS), is taking place yet again in Kuala Lumpur from April 4 to 7.

This year, over 22,000 trade visitors are expected to flock the annual event.

Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) is organising the expo and will be hosting an event that is expected to witness negotiated trade value of over RM 1.01 billion.

MATRADE Director of the Halal Food & Beverage (F&B) and Agro-Based Sector, Mohammad Aminuddin Sham Tajudin is keenly observing the rising growth of this nascent sector.

“If we look at Malaysia and the Halal sector, the global Halal sector is growing tremendously. Muslims constitute 22% of the global population, and with over 2 billion Muslims consuming halal products and services, this tells you how big the market is.

“Today we have 1,400 Malaysian Halal exporters but this number is set to grow even more in the near future,” he noted.

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