Photo: Shoppers at a supermarket in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, panic buying on March 16, 2020 ahead of the start of a lockdown on March 18.

Halal Industry

COVID-19 lockdown: Time for Islamic countries to set up their own halal production facilities

Countries are in lockdown in one way or another amid the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus. We spoke to halal logistics expert Dr. Marco Tieman about supply chain issues arising from so many countries closing their borders. A key lesson from the lockdown, he says, is that it's clear Islamic countries, which are big halal consumers but not big halal producers, need to set up their own halal production clusters. 

Interview by Emmy Abdul Alim, Editor of Salaam Gateway, with Dr. Marco Tieman, CEO of LBB International. 



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