The Korea Testing & Research Institute (KTR) announced on June 27 that it is increasing its support for exporting companies in need of Halal certification by signing MOUs with multiple global Halal consulting providers.
That day, KTR President Byun Jong-rip signed an MOU with ARK in Singapore so that such South Korean companies can obtain Halal certificates with greater ease across the world. Earlier, on June 25, the KTR concluded an MOU with AnsarComp with regard to the JAKIM certification in Malaysia.
ARK is a global Halal certification consultant headquartered in Britain and running branches in Singapore, Indonesia, Germany and Australia. AnsarComp is a Malaysian Halal certification consultant.
“Based on these MOUs, South Korean companies exporting their products to Islamic countries have only to work with the KTR, without having to contact local agencies, in obtaining a Halal certificate,” the KTR explained, adding, “The MOUs are expected to facilitate their business in Southeast Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore in particular, where related regulations are being strengthened regarding food, cosmetics, and so on.”