Talks focus on Halal food trade framework in ASEAN

By Azlan OthmanThis article by Azlan Othman, was published in the Borneo Bulletin on March 7 ,2019. OFFICIALS from the ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA) and the National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Brunei Darussalam (NCCIBD) on Monday met representatives from the Halal Food Control Division and Brunei Islamic Religious Council (MUIB),...

AFBA works towards a harmonised framework in the region

On 20 February 2019, board members of AFBA gathered in Bangkok for its Annual General Meeting, where AFBA also organised engagements with two key government agencies in Thailand. These engagement sessions provided an opportunity for AFBA to present the alliance’s work and invite inputs on how to strengthen existing efforts at a national and regional...

Infographic Nutrition Labelling on Pre-Packaged Food: Impact on Trade in ASEAN

In 2018, AFBA launched a study on the impacts of non-harmonised nutrition labelling on food businesses in the ASEAN market. The infographic presents the key findings from the report and the recommendations for a way forward for regulators and industry members.

ASEAN Food and Beverage Alliance (AFBA) Executive Board Meets with ASEAN Secretariat and BPJPH

On 22 November 2018, the AFBA Executive Board met with the ASEAN Secretariat and the Halal Product Assurance Organizing Agency (Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Produk Halal, BPJPH), organised in conjunction with the AFBA Executive Board meeting held on 21 November 2018. Engagement with ASEAN SecretariatSince the conceptualisation of the ASEAN Economic...

Local Companies Urged to Gain Deeper Footing in Export Markets

By Azlan OthmanThis article by Azlan Othman, was published in the Borneo Bulletin on December 4 ,2018. LOCAL companies are encouraged to export more of their products to move forward, as Brunei is still heavily dependent on imports according to the national import statistics report for 2017.Purchases of several types of goods – notably agricultural,...

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