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One of the aims of the Walloon Export and Foreign Investment Agency (AWEX) is to encourage companies to develop their international activity.

In a move to fulfil this goal AWEX wanted to bring together a ""club"" of companies with Halal certification, as well as those who are preparing to become certified, in order to improve their international profile where this certification is likely to be a competitive advantage.

The halal economy, which is rapidly expanding, offers opportunities worldwide.

Nearly 1.5 billion Muslims, in over 100 countries, make up just over 20% of the global population!

Halal is a concept that can be applied to more than just the food sector. In addition to the manufacture, processing and distribution of products, additives and food ingredients, halal certification applies to medicines (vaccines, neutraceuticals, etc.), cosmetics and personal care products, clothes and services such as banking, finance, hotels, restaurants and even logistics.

This website gives an insight into Walloon potential in this sector and introduces the companies joining this club.