Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Hamim Samuri has urged Malaysian Muslim entrepreneurs to tap into the huge international halal market, saying the nation’s annual exports of halal products worth RM30 billion pale in significance compared to the global halal market worth RM73 trillion.

“The government welcomes anyone, especially Muslims, to venture into this huge global market, they should grab the enormous opportunities available,” he said here Saturday.

Hamim, who is also Ledang MP, said Malaysian halal products enjoy wide credibility globally due to the government’s role and commitment in issuing halal certification for every halal product, unlike in other countries where the certification may be issued by non-governmental organisations and mosque management boards.

Hamim added his ministry will provide all necessary aid to those venturing into halal exports, provided they meet certain criteria.