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MOU Signing between WhatsHalal & PT Sucofindo, largest assurance & auditing company n Indonesia

February 21, 2019 | 2 Minute Read


WhatsHalal have completed the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), in Bogor, INDONESIA on the 18 February 2019 with PT Sucofindo during its National Board Meeting (RAPIMNAS 2019).

“The agreement consist of WhatsHalal, handling and implementation of Big Data and Information Technology System related to the Halal Industry in the region with PT Sucofindo.”

"MOU Signing between Bpk Bachder Djohan (left) and Mr Salehin Amat (right)"

The MOU is signed by Salehin Amat (right), Chief Operating Officer & Board of Director, WhatsHalal, and Bachder Djohan (left), the President Director, Sucofindo.


Come 17 October 2019, Indonesia will be implementing compulsory halal certification, after five years since the passing of the Halal Product Assurance Law (Law No. 33/2014). This law stipulates that it’s an obligation and mandatory to obtain a halal certificate for all actors that produce goods. For those who disagree with marking their products with the halal label, their choice is to merely declare their products and goods as non-halal (impermissible) products.

It means there are only two categories of commodities and products in Indonesia: halal (permissible) and non-halal or haram (impermissible). In Indonesia, with only about 20% of products permissible for Muslims to consume are currently labelled halal and 1.5 million (F&B) companies requiring halal certification, valued at least USD$1.6 Billion, the government and religious authorities needed a solution to connect numerous complex sectors in the supply chain, simplification and streamlining of the administrative roadblocks and a swift and coordinated implementation before the deadline in October 2022.


WhatsHalal aims to be the definitive guide and provider of unquestionably Halal Thoyiban (Beneficial) food to the Muslim community.

The creation of a Halal ecosystem seeks to reduce, eliminate, doubt of the “Halal-ness” of the products and services, in fast-changing times where information may not be substantially available or easily sourced. One of the mission of WhatsHalal is to create a Halal ecosystem that connects certification authorities, manufacturers, merchants into a seamless Halal Traceability System, benefiting them locally and internationally.


PT Superintending Company of Indonesia (Sucofindo) is a joint venture between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia with SGS, the largest inspection company in the world which is based in Geneva, Switzerland.

With 28 Branch Offices, 32 Sites & 46 Laboratory, PT Sucofindo is the largest assurance company in Indonesia, providing inspection, audit, supervision, certification and training services.

For further enquiries:

Hadi Rahmad
Director, Business Development
WhatsHalal Singapore Pte Ltd

+65 9021 4193
[email protected]

Felicia Chong
Director, Business Development
WhatsHalal Singapore Pte Ltd

+65 9760 1470
[email protected]

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