Indonesia Updates Halal Requirements For Medical Products

Recently, the President of Indonesia announced presidential regulation #6 requiring all drugs, biologics, and medical devices to meet Halal law. This law came into effect in mid-January. Medical products that do not have non-Halal components/materials and are made via a Halal manufacturing process can be Halal certified. Medical products must have labeling and packaging that meets Islamic Sharia laws. Manufacturing facilities must not have non-Halal materials. If a medical product does not meet Halal regulations, it may still be able to be sold in Indonesia, but it must be labeled non-Halal. Domestic and foreign medical manufacturers must closely follow the guidelines to reduce the chance of noncompliance and fines, or even the possibility of being banned in Indonesia.

Written by: Ames Gross – President and Founder, Pacific Bridge Medical (PBM)
Mr. Gross founded PBM in 1988 and has helped hundreds of medical companies with regulatory and business development issues in Asia. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the Asian medical markets. Mr. Gross has a BA degree, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Columbia University.

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