Apply for Consumer Products Registration (MONTAJI)

Consumer Products Registration Montaji

  • Cosmetics and personal care products and fragrances: up to 22 working days from the consumer products registration Montaji application completion date
  • Health supplements: up to 12 working days from the application completion date
  • Detergents: up to 5 working days from the application completion date
  • Biocides: up to 3 working days from the application completion date.

Food Contact Materials Registration:

  • 3 working days.

Consumer Products Registration Montaji process:

  • The registration certificate is valid for 5 years from its issuance date.
  • The registration of the aforementioned products is mandatory before they can be sold in the local market. All companies wishing to import, trade, sell or manufacture any consumer product must register every product alone.
  • Only companies can register consumer products, and must hold a trade or industrial license valid in the UAE with an activity related to the product category subject of the registration.
  • You can include only one product per consumer product registration Montaji application with any number of product variations, whether related to volume, weight, colour, taste, flavour, or fragrance depending on the product nature.
  • The application is approved, the product registered and the registration certificate issued only if the product met the health and safety specifications and requirements approved by Dubai Municipality.
  • If the product did not meet the health and safety specifications and requirements approved in Dubai, then the assessment report is issued stating that the product is not compliant and should not be imported and sold in the local market.
  •  Dubai Municipality reserves the right to reject the registration of a product and issue an assessment report.
  • The consumer product registration Montaji application is returned only once for completion of requested remarks.
  • Dubai Municipality reserves the right to reject or cancel the application during the review and assessment process if it didn’t fulfil the service’s requirements. 

    Service Requirements Include:

     

    • Immediate rejection, in case basic requirements are not fulfilled such as: submission of the Free sale certificate, submission of the certificate of composition or the product is not applicable for registration.
    • Rejection, In case of noncompliance with the requested remarks and failure in submitting the missing requested documents.
    • Rejection, in case damaged documents and certificates are submitted or they are unclear or not conforming with the requirements.
    • Immediate rejection, in case the request is submitted with incorrect product information and particularly the “Barcode” in the application details.
    • Automatic cancellation, in case the incomplete application was not resubmitted within 45 days from its reversal date.
    • Automatic cancellation, in case payment for the submitted application was not done within 45 days from the submission date.
    • Electronic applications are not reviewed unless payment of the due fees is done.
    • Food Contact Materials Registration:
    • Food contact materials applications are assessed and studied to ensure their conformity with the health and safety standards and specifications.
    • The application is returned only once for completion of requested remarks.
    • Dubai Municipality reserves the right to reject or cancel the application in case there is failure to submit the missing documents and apply the requested amends to the returned applications.
    • Only one trademark can be selected with maximum number of fifteen sub products or product variations.
    • Each request should include  one trademark only and a maximum of fifteen product variants.
  • The registration certificate is valid for two years from its issuance date.

Food contact materials are defined as follows:

  • Expected to come into contact with food
  •  Intended to come into contact with food
  • Expected to transfer their constituents to the food.
  • Food contact materials are classified according to their raw material, and they include:
  • Adhesives
  • Ceramics
  • Cork
  • Rubbers
  • Glass
  • Ion-exchange resins
  • Metals and alloys
  • Paper and board
  • Plastics
  • Printing inks
  • Regenerated cellulose
  • Silicons
  • Textiles
  •  Varnishes and coatings
  •  Wax
  •  Wood.

Food contact materials are part of a large group of consumer products such as:

  • Food packaging and food containers
  •  Kitchen utensils
  • Tableware and plates, etc.
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