THE RISE OF HALAL MARKET AND INDUSTRY: What challenges and what opportunities for the business world?

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Call for Papers
December 31, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, Asian History / Studies, Business History / Studies, Islamic History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies
University Le Havre Normandy, France, February 9-10, 2023
Panel: a 90-minute session of paper presentation with 3-4 presenters
Roundtable: a 90-minute session of exchange views without paper with 4-6 speakers
Those willing to present their paper in a panel or to present their view in a roundtable are invited to submit online their abstract in 200-300 words until December 31, 2022. The link to submit abstract are available at
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Halal is an Arabic word translated to "permissible" in English. In the Koran, the word halal is combined with haram (forbidden). The term halal is mainly associated with Islamic dietary laws, especially meat processed and prepared following Islamic jurisdiction. The most well-known forbidden dietary products are pork and alcohol. Recently the notion of halal and haram has been extended to other products outside food. It now includes clothing, cosmetics, finance, and tourism. It creates a new global market and industry involving not only Muslim-majority countries but also non-Muslim ones, including Australia, Brazil, France, the UK, USA.
The following data quoted from Imarat Consultant, a specialist of Halal Market Economy deserve the attention of the business world:
1. Estimated global halal market value: around 2 billion consumers worldwide, making approximately 500 billion USD annually.
2. Halal global market force includes: meat & poultry, food manufacturing, food retailing, restaurant chains, food service industry, logistics & shipping, Islamic banking & finance, standards-auditing-certification, science & new technologies, personal care products.
3. Halal products offer an alternative way of consuming in the sense of healthy, organic, environmentally friendly, animal welfare, ethnic/cultural, and fair trade.
4. Halal market is expanding from fine dining to fast food in the air, schools, hospitals, prisons, military rations... Halal industry sectors protecting the integrity of the entire halal value chain is becoming increasingly important.
5. Halal market and industry driving countries include Brunei, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Regional competition has stimulated local & global markets.
Those facts raise questions such as:
Is there any correlation between the rise of the halal market & industry and the rise of Asia? Are the two phenomena a coincidence or a synergy? How far the halal market and industry could develop? In what way and sectors the Non-Muslim majority countries could take part in the halal market and industry?
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Darwis Khudori

Faculty of International Affairs

University Le Havre Normandy