Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology of UAE

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MIAT) is a government body in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that was established in 2020 with the aim of promoting and developing the industrial sector in the country and advancing technology and innovation in key areas.

MIAT is responsible for setting policies and strategies that support the growth of industrial sectors, including manufacturing, petrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals, and for promoting the adoption of advanced technologies in these sectors. The ministry also oversees the development and implementation of programs and initiatives to support innovation, research and development, and entrepreneurship.

In addition, MIAT plays a key role in promoting sustainable development and the transition to a green economy, by encouraging the adoption of clean energy and promoting environmentally friendly practices in the industrial sector.

MIAT works closely with other government entities, private sector companies, and international organizations to achieve its objectives, and to position the UAE as a leader in the global industrial and technology sectors.

MoIAT (ESMA) Introduction

The Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA) is the national standardization body of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It was established in 2001 with the aim of developing and promoting standards in the UAE and ensuring that they are in line with international standards.

ESMA’s responsibilities include developing national standards and technical regulations, ensuring their implementation and conformity, and providing accreditation and certification services for testing laboratories and certification bodies. The authority is also responsible for regulating the metrology sector in the UAE, which includes ensuring the accuracy and reliability of measurement instruments and devices used in trade and industry.

ESMA works closely with government and non-government entities, as well as with international organizations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), to develop and harmonize standards and technical regulations. This helps to facilitate international trade and improve the quality and safety of products and services in the UAE.

The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) is a government ministry in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that was established in July 2020. The ministry’s mandate is to promote the development of industry and advanced technology in the UAE, with the aim of supporting economic diversification and reducing reliance on oil and gas.

MoIAT is responsible for developing and implementing policies, programs, and initiatives that support the growth of the industrial and technological sectors in the UAE. This includes promoting research and development, innovation, and entrepreneurship, as well as supporting the development of a skilled workforce and the adoption of advanced technologies.

MoIAT works closely with other government entities, private sector companies, academic institutions, and research centers to promote collaboration and partnerships in the fields of industry and advanced technology. The ministry also works to attract foreign investment and foster international partnerships to support the development of these sectors in the UAE.

Overall, MoIAT’s mission is to drive the UAE’s transformation into a knowledge-based, innovation-driven economy that is able to compete globally and create sustainable economic growth and job opportunities for its citizens.


Who can register the products with Dubai Municipality?

 Local Manufacturers
The companies that manufacture food, cosmetics or any other products within the UAE are required to register their products with Dubai Municipality. The local manufacturers must approach the Consumer Products Safety Section to make sure their products are properly registered. The representatives of the company are advised to ensure that their products have received proper certifications before the goods enter the UAE market.

 Importers of Products
The companies that manufacture product in overseas markets are required to register with Dubai Municipality for importing into the Dubai market. It is mandatory for the representatives of the company to ensure that the products are properly registered before the consignment reaches Dubai, UAE.

How do I register food products in Dubai Municipality?

First the company must be set up and registered on the Dubai municipality portal. Once that is set the customer can apply to the service, Food products need to undergo both label assessment and registration in order to import to the local market.

Why You Need Your Product Registered in Dubai?

It is so important to get your products registered in Dubai. The primary reason is to ensure the safety of customers. Product registration helps put a stop to trading fake and harmful products in the UAE. All products have to be registered with the Dubai Municipality Control. If you don’t get your products registered or they don’t pass the process, then they can’t be sold. This is why it’s critical to get your products registered after you’ve formed your company in UAE.

How can I get food product approval from Dubai Municipality?

Food Item Registration in UAE

  1. Need to have license based in the UAE.
  2. Register the company with DM Portal.
  3. Create application for product registration.
  4. Submit the application and make payment.

How can I get health supplements product approval from Dubai Municipality?

Health supplements Item Registration in UAE

  1. Need to have license based in the UAE.
  2. Register the company with DM Portal.
  3. Create application for product registration.
  4. Submit the application and make payment.

What is food product registration?

Food product registration

Through food product registration, companies are allowed to import, manufacture, distribute (in local market) and re-export products in other countries. Thus, it provides complete trade facilities to traders and merchants.

What is the Benefit for Product Registration in UAE?

The main purpose of product registration in Dubai and UAE is to make sure the main user will be safe. While this mandatory registration is beneficial for the end consumer, there are also a ton of advantages for businesses to have their products registered.

How can I get food permit in Dubai?

Food items permit

Registration The Food entity requesting for change label/packages permit must be a registered entity on FoodWatch and the licensed warehouse must be located in Dubai. Food Item must be registered in FIRS. Approved Food label assessment.

How much does it cost to register a product in Dubai Municipality?

Dubai Municipality will charge AED 10 as an application fee and once the product is approved you can download approval certificate with an additional fee of AED 220

What are the requirement to register cosmetic product?

Documents required for cosmetic product registration in Dubai are:

  • A Clear Picture of Product.
  • A Clear Artwork of Product.
  • Free Sale Certificate.
  • Ingredients Report.
  • Certificate of Analysis.
  • GMP Certificate.

How long does it take to complete cosmetics Product Registration?

Once we have received the complete list of required documents and information process for DM Product Registration takes around 22 working days for the cosmetics to process the application and to obtain the registration certificate.
If the product requires laboratory testing, then then it will take additional 7 working days.
The approval of the product registration is subject to Dubai Municipality authority. The processes can change and there can be delays within the DM processing system. PPG will keep the client always updated to ensure timely processing of the product registrations.

What is Considered a Cosmetic Product in Dubai?

Cosmetics Item Registration in UAE

A cosmetic product is considered to be any substance or composition intended to be placed in contact with the various outer parts of the human body. This includes the epidermis, hair system, nails, lips, and external genital organs. This also includes the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view entirely or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their presence and/or correcting body odors and/or protecting them or keeping them in good condition.

How can I get product approval in UAE?

To get your products approved for sale, import, or export, you must provide product information to the authorities. This includes providing a complete list of ingredients in each of your products. You will also need to submit a product sample to the authorities for some items if required.

What is Free Sale Certificate Service?

Free sale certificate

This service enables the customer to obtain a certificate for free sale that indicates the products are freely sold in the local market in Emirate of Dubai and its compliance with the health and safety requirements in Emirate of Dubai, where this service is eligible for manufacturing and trading companies (health supplements, cosmetics, personal care products, perfumes, detergents and biocides) in UAE and issued for the products which are being registered by Dubai Municipality and manufactured solely in the Emirate of Dubai. Those products that you are registered before through Montaji (CPRE) is available to be listed in this service to obtain free sale certificate for those products. This service is provided by Public Health & Safety Department.

Is there any limitation for the number of products I could include in Free Sale Certificate?

Free sale certificate

There is no limitation to number of products or variants you can include to the application .However, it must be same group and same brand.

What is GMP stand for?

Good manufacturing practice

Good manufacturing practice (GMP) is a system for ensuring that products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards.

What is GMP in food safety?

Good manufacturing practice

Good Manufacturing Practices* (GMPs) are the basic operational and environmental conditions required to produce safe foods. They ensure that ingredients, products and packaging materials are handled safely and that food products are processed in a suitable environment.

What is an example of GMP?

Good manufacturing practice

Process is at the heart of GMP, and includes sanitizing equipment, facilities, utensils, and stock area to prevent contamination and attain the desired quality of products. One example is Good Manufacturing Practices in the food industry, specifically the sanitation process to ensure the safety of all consumables