Measure to promote HALAL export signed into law
Export Development Council
June 27, 2016
President Benigno S. Aquino recently signed Republic Act 10817 or the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Act to establish a comprehensive program for the development and promotion of Halal exports.
The Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Program will be formulated to cover the entire value chain for food, products and services, agricultural production, manufacturing, export and marketing assistance and application of Halal certification standards.
The Act also establishes the Philippine Halal Export Development and Promotion Board as a policy-making body on Halal export development and shall set the overall direction for the implementation of the aforesaid Program. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary will chair the Board while the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) Secretary will be the Vice-Chair.