Issues and Challenges in Operating Halal Parks: A Conceptual Paper

Nor Hafiqah Khalid, Harlina Suzana Jaafar, Emi Normalina Omar



This paper aims to explain what halal is about in general scope until it narrows down to concept of Halal parks and it continues with issues and challenges in operating Halal parks in Malaysia. The method used for this paper was based on literature reviews from journals, articles, conferences and online news which were related with the keywords and research area. Halal parks become successful hubs in Malaysia as they attract foreign companies’ and multinational companies to invest in Halal parks located throughout the country. At present, there are 21 Halal parks in Malaysia, 14 of them have received HALMAS status and there are still 8 out of 21 Halal parks did not receive HALMAS status because of several issues and challenges in operating Halal parks. One of the issues arose was lack of facilities in operating Halal parks. The purpose of this study is to find out issues and challenges of Halal parks in order to ensure more Halal parks in Malaysia, which need proper management to attract international companies and to reach big market. This study can help future researchers to cover and analyze in depth regarding the issues and challenges in operating Halal parks in Malaysia. For future research, the topic of this research area used qualitative method in which the researcher conducted interviews and site visit.


Halal, Halal logistics, Logistics park, Halal Parks

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