Yearly Archives: 2019

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.