농식품부 산하 국내 최대의 할랄관련 전문기관
본원 말레이시아 할랄개발공사(HDC)와 양국간 할랄산업 발전을 위한 MOU 체결
지난 5월 22일에 국제식품산업대전(5월 21일-5월 24일)이 열리고 있는 일산 킨텍스에서
저희 연구원과 할랄개발공사(HDC)와 양국의 산업발전을 위해 MOU를 체결하였습니다.
매우 뜻깊은 행사였다고 생각합니다. 이 협약을 계기로 특히 무슬림 친화관광과 화장품
분야에서 큰 성과가 있을 것으로 기대됩니다. HDC는 말레이시아에서 할랄인증을 주도
하는 JAKIM과 함께 할랄산업 발전을 견인하는 핵심 국가기관이라고 할 수 있습니다.
이 기관은 지난 4월 문재인 대통령께서 말레이시아 방문 때 '한류와 할랄' 이라는 기치
아래 양국의 할랄산업의 발전을 위해 우리나라의 KOTRA와 MOU를 체결한 기관이기도
합니다. 이 협약과 관련하여 말레이시아 유력 언론에 보도된 기사를 공유합니다.
S. Korea seeks Malaysia’s expertise for its Muslim-friendly hospitality
SEOUL, May 22 — South Korea is seeking Malaysia’s expertise, as well as accreditation for its friendly hospital services to further strengthen the sector which saw one million Muslim visitors arrived in the country in 2016, an increase of 33 per cent from a year before, says Korea Institute of Halal Industry (KIHI).
Its director-general Dr James Noh said currently the sector was operated by Korea Tourism Organisation, a government agency which oversees the South Korean tourism industry.
Earlier, he witnessed the signing ceremony of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Malaysia’s Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC) and KIHI which will enable knowledge and expertise sharing for the development of Muslim friendly hospitality and halal industry in South Korea.
Noh also noted that South Korea’s Muslim-friendly destinations had resulted in the mushrooming of halal restaurants across the country.
To-date, there are 130 Muslim-friendly restaurants including 14 halal certified, as well as one halal ski resort restaurant to cater to the high demand of Muslim tourists. In another development, Noh said KIHI was planning to bring South Korean cosmetic companies into Malaysia.
“They can set up their laboratories or research and development centres, and together with Malaysian cosmetics companies, they could penetrate Asean and other Muslim markets,” he said, adding that KIHI was also hoping to invest in Malaysian halal parks.
Meanwhile, HDC vice president Hanisofian Alias said although Malaysia had a significant number of halal cosmetic players, they were lacking in terms of technology.
“They usually outsource the process, thus by partnering with South Korean experts they can produce better products and eventually going global. We are currently working with several domestic industry players to see if they are interested,” he said.
According to HDC, South Korean cosmetics companies have started to notice the lucrative halal market and they are now conducting more studies and test procedures for halal certification for future expansion.
Prior to the MoU signing, Hanisofian gave a 30-minute talk entitled “Effective Entry to Halal Businesses”, which saw a participation of 100 local companies. — Bernama