MNCs urged to work with SMEs on halal exports

KUALA LUMPUR: Multinational corporations (MNCs) operating in Malaysia are encouraged to work with local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to market halal products to the global market, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.

He also urged local SMEs to boldly grab the opportunities to work with the MNCs to grow their businesses to international markets.

Ahmad Zahid said this is in line with the government’s aspiration and commitment to further developing the nation’s halal industry to ensure it continued to expand and be at the forefront in terms of production, as well as, provision of halal services.

The halal industry has huge export potential, he said, and based on this potential, the government has targeted the number of export-ready SMEs to increase to 1,600 by 2020. – Bernama