Thailand signs Halal export deals

09-09-2008 | |

In an aggressive move to increase Halal exports, Thailand’s Commerce Ministry has signed two export deals.

The deals with the French Casino Group which has 9,850 outlets and the Belgium-based Dehaize which has 2,705 stores worldwide, is an attempt to increase Halal exports of cooked canned food primarily to the EU market’s Muslim population of 7-8%.
According to the Commerce Ministry, Thailand’s present global Halal market amounts to 1%. the signing of the two agreements, with Casino and Dehaise offers many opportunities, particularly for Southern Thailand’s Halal producers, to increase exports.