Philippine Trade & Investment Centre-Kuala Lumpur (PTIC-KL) Commercial Counsellor Glenn Peñaranda met with representatives of Malaysia’s Halal Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (HDC) to discuss collaboration for the Philippine Halal food industry. Commercial Counsellor Peñaranda requested the support of HDC for the Halal conference being organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions for the 10th International Food Exhibition (IFEX) happening in the Philippines on May 21, 2015. The meeting also included a visit to the Global Halal Support Centre.

The HDC promotes participation and facilitates growth of Malaysian companies in the global Halal market which is estimated to be worth US$2.3 trillion. Filipino exporters are being urged to apply for Halal certification for their products and services in order to tap this huge market.

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(from L to R): Mr. Mohamad Romzi Sulaiman, Senior Manager, Global Halal Support Centre, Halal Industry Development Corporation Sdn Bhd; Glenn Penaranda, Commercial Counsellor, PTIC-KL; Mr. Yus'aimei Yusoff, Senior Manager, Halal Integrity, HDC.