Product Registration in Dubai Municipality

The main purpose of Product Registration is consumer safety. Dubai municipality is regulatory to hold adequate information to evaluate the safety of products. If the product meets the guidelines set by Dubai Municipality you will receive a product registration certificate once it is approved or registered. Make a note that every product must be registered in Dubai municipality before placing on the market. Even if the products are imported products for re-export purposes.

Why Product Registration is mandatory in UAE?

  • Products Registration is necessary as each product which will be imported in Dubai for local trading should be registered in Dubai Municipality and get a registration certificate that will be required at the time of shipment clearing.
  • The Products Registration process ensures that each cosmetic & packaged food product has all the necessary information on its label, which helps the customer to get clear info on what he or she is buying.
  • Products Registration process helps Dubai municipality to check on the products coming into Dubai for the availability of any substance that may be harmful to the human body or that which is restricted or not suitable for human use. This type of product will be rejected or will raise a remark from DM.

The Registration Regulation in UAE

The Dubai Government standardizes the manufacture, sale and importation of cosmetic products by requiring that all cosmetic products to be registered prior to placing in Dubai market; as well as by regulating the individuals to get a proper license in Dubai related to cosmetics products.

Validity of Product Registration in Dubai

The registration of a cosmetic product is valid for 5 years as an extension for renewal to be reviewed.

Time Frame  22 days.

How to register products in Dubai municipality?

  1. Need a UAE based trading license.

    To register a product with Dubai Municipality, first requirement is a UAE based company with trading or general trading activity.

  2. Register the company with DM Portal.

    in this step you have to register your company with Dubai Municipality (DM) Portal to access online services.

  3. Create application for product registration.

    Create online application in DM portal with required information of the product and upload the list of documents as per Dubai Municipality guideline.

  4. Submit the application and make payment

    Once all documents are uploaded and everything is set submit the application and make the payment and wait for the response.

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    Cosmetic Products Registration in Dubai

    Are any substances or /products/pharmaceuticals intended to be placed in contact with the various external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with an intention of exclusively or mainly to clean, perfume, change appearance, correct body odors, protect and / or keep these parts in good condition.

    Why Its Mandatory ?

    Cosmetic Products Label Assessment.

    You have to register each Cosmetic Product in Dubai Municipality, before placing it in the UAE local market. it is mandatory to get a certificate for cosmetic products label assessment from Dubai Municipality before placing the products in the local market for trading purpose.

    The Process will ensure the safety of the consumer and it will help to understand the purpose of the product, with standard label guidelines to be followed during the assessment procedure.

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    Products Registration in Dubai Municipality

    Food Products Registration

    Dubai has been established as a market for imports and re-exports for Asia & North African countries in the last four decades. Dubai Port is used for whole GCC & North African traders. Food Products are one of the main sectors which are imported in Dubai and re-exported to other countries.

    This Dubai Municipality aims at certifying the safety and quality of imported & re-exported food, while ensuring simple & prompt procedures and transactions to facilitate food trade.

    Organic Food Products Registration

    Simply stated, organic products are those that are grown without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation. And the food (such as meat, poultry, eggs, and dairy products) from Animals without the use of antibiotics and growth hormones.

    Registration and issuance of Conformity certificate for Organic Products by matching the UAE Assessment Scheme (ECAS) According to the technical requirements of the Ministerial resolution No. 84 for the year 2012.

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    Health Supplement Products Registration

    The purpose of the procedures is to ensure the compliance of health supplements with the endorsed conditions and specifications, in order to avoid the organization which imports /deals with/ manufacture of these products the rejection of their shipments when arrived at Dubai’s port or the expropriation from the local market.

    The Product label must have the following specification:

    • It must be clear and in dimension showing the product information thoroughly.
    • It must be a color image with a light color background.
    • It must be in JPEG/ PDF format
    • It must be in high resolution.
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    Food Item Registration in Dubai

    Detergent and Disinfectant Product Registration

    If you are planning to import or trade in detergent and disinfectant product in Dubai, UAE, this article could be helpful for you and your business. Dubai municipality offer detergent and disinfectant product registration in Dubai. We at Elegant Services provide assistance in product registration in Dubai municipality. We simplify the process for the companies who need these services. We are helping business in same field since more than 10 years.

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    Where to apply for product registration in Dubai Municipality?

    Dubai municipality has been created dedicated platform for consumer product registration; the one is Montaji portal under which we can register cosmetic products / health supplements and detergent & disinfectant products. The another one is FIRS system or ZAD Portal which allow all food products registration.

    Is it compulsory to have a local company to register a product in Dubai Municipality?

    Yes, Registering a product in Dubai municipality would require a company registered in the UAE (it could be a mainland or free zone company) with a valid trade license and business activity that allows them to register such products.

    How much time it will take to register a product in Dubai Municipality?

    Dubai Municipality has a dedicated system for product registration as per product category. According to the product group, the standard time frame of product registration may vary. For example, cosmetic product registration, detergent, and disinfectant product registration will take approximately 22 working days, Health supplements product registration will take approximately 12 working days, while food products registration will take approximately 7 working days.