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Exporters keen on halal certification

Lack of credentials holding back industry

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Lack of halal certification in the country is hurting exporters' ability to take advantage of the country's established food quality, says an analyst. 

"Thailand exports only 100 billion baht in halal-certified food annually out of a total of 8 trillion baht globally," said Roongroj Benjamasutin, project director at the Asean Business and Economic project of University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC).

The halal-food industry has grown at up to 9% annually, he said.

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