Malaysia Halal Park Opportunities

In a bid to make Malaysia a strong competitor in the Global Halal Market, all companies that operate within the scope of the market will be given a complete exemption from income tax for a duration of 10 years or 100% income tax exemption on capital expenditure for a duration of 5 years plus an exemption on import duty on plant & equipment and raw materials and double deduction on specific expenses.

HALMAS

HALMAS, it is a symbol of excellence reserved for parks that perform remarkably in terms of the standard of Halal products that they produce, their level of integrity as well as safety.

Several perks, in the form of incentives are tied to this mark of notable performance. Operators, industry players and logistics service providers will enjoy these benefits, to serve as a motivating factor for new and existing players in the Halal industry.

HALAL INCENTIVES

1. Halal Park Operators

In a bid to enhance the quality of Halal parks and make them more fascinating, certain incentives are recommended, they include:

  1. Total exemption from income tax for a duration of 10 years, or 100% income tax exemption on capital expenditure for a duration of 5 years.
  2. Exclusion from payments that pertain to import duties on equipment, components, and machinery that are utilized in the Cold Room Operations in compliance with existing policies. 

2. Halal Industry Players (Manufacturers)

In a bid to reinforce the competitive prowess of Malaysia in the Global Halal Market, specifically in aspects of inward and outward investment into the country, it is suggested that certain incentives be provided for companies that operate within the Halal Park.
  1. Total exemption from income tax for a duration of 10 years, or 100% income tax exemption on capital expenditure for a duration of 5 years.
  2. Exclusion from payments that pertain to import duties on raw materials that are utilized for the development and production of halal promoted products.
  3. Double deduction on expenses that results from obtaining international quality standards including HACCP, GMP, Codex Alimentarius (food standard guidelines of FAO & WHO), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedure and regulations for compliance for export markets such as Food Traceability from farm to fork.

3. Halal Logistic Service Providers

In a bid to improve Halal Industry and Halal supply chain in Malaysia, recommended incentives that also covers logistic operators include:
  1. Total exemption from income tax for a duration of 5 years, or 100% income tax exemption on capital expenditure for a duration of 5 years.
  2. Exclusion from payments that pertain to import duties on equipment, components, and machinery that are utilized in the Cold Room Operations in compliance with existing policies.

HALMAS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The following qualifications are required from applicants, they must be;
  1. Have an active part in the Halal industry
    • Food & Beverages
    • Cosmetics & Personal Care
    • Halal Ingredients
    • Pharmaceutical
    • Modest Fashion
    • Medical Tourism
    • Medical Devices & Appliances
    • Muslim Friendly Hospitality
    • Logistics Services
    • Islamic Finances
    • Vaccine
  2. High value knowledge workers with at least 15% of the entire workforce, with a minimum of 2 Halal Compliance Officers inclusive.
  3. Currently taking part in recent business activities pertaining to Halal, which must comprise of a new legal entity in Malaysia.
  4. Property within the bounds of the specified area.

LIST OF 14 HALMAS – ACCREDITED HALAL PARKS

List of halal parks with HALMAS status:-
  1. PERDA Halal Park PERDA
  2. Penang International Halal Park
  3. Selangor Halal Hub
  4. PKFZ National Halal Park PFKZ
  5. Techpark @ Enstek
  6. Pedas Halal Park
  7. Melaka Halal Park
  8. Pasir Mas Halal Park
  9. Gambang Halal Park
  10. Sedenak Industrial Park
  11. ECER Pasir Mas Halal Park
  12. ECER Gambang Halal Park
  13. POIC Tanjung Langsat
  14. Iskandar Business Park