A total of 10 companies representing the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Kelantan will participate in the Halal Expo 2013 at Prince of Songkhla University in Hatyai, Thailand, seen as the best platform for them to penetrate the international market.

Azran Deraman, Director, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), said the 10 enterprises are members of Groom Big Cooperative which would take part in the three-day expo beginning this Friday.

“This is the best platform for the SMEs to market their products as products from Kelantan SMEs especially halal food have their own strength and are in demand in the market in southern Thailand,” he said

He said the ministry would capitalise on that opportunity to market products particularly to the Muslim community .