Pictured from left to right: Malaysian Embassy First Secretary: Ms Tan Tsiu Yinn Cindy, Charperson Malaysia Zimbabwe Busness Network: Dr Tammy Stevenson, ZimTrade Chief Executive Officer: Mr Allan Majuru

Zimbabwe stands to benefit from Malaysia's huge import bill if it produces goods that are required by the vast Malaysian halal market, Malaysian Embassy First Secretary Ms Tan Tsiu Yinn Cindy said.

Halal means permissible in the Islamic Sharia law and covers everything from food to finance, logistics and tourism. In order for products to receive this certification, they must be from an acceptable source such as a cow or chicken and slaughtered according to these laws.

The global halal industry is estimated to be worth more than $2 trillion, including a $1 trillion food market which is expanding.

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