3The Halal Institute has joined the Andalusian public foundation “El Legado Andalusí”, which together with the Andalusian Agency for External Promotion, “Extenda”, has started the website Andalucía Tijara (http://andaluciatijara.com). The objective is to open new markets for Andalusian companies in the North of Africa and the Middle East.

The Halal Institute, the leading halal certification body in Spain, has the role of informing companies about trade opportunities in the halal markets in the Southern coast of the Mediterranean as well as the Gulf Countries, providing the statistics for these markets.

The term “halal” makes reference to products and services which comply with Islam, and means “permitted, healthy, ethical, non-abusive” and therefore, beneficial for human beings, animals and the environment.