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 Pet and Animal product has all the necessary information on its label, which helps the customer to get clear understanding on what he or she is buying.

The Products Registration process helps Dubai municipality to check the products entering into Dubai for the availability of any substance that may be harmful, or that which is restricted, or not suitable for use. This type of product will be rejected or will raise a remark from DM.

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

The Dubai Municipality in the UAE is responsible for ensuring the safety and quality of pet animal food products sold in the emirate. To achieve this, the municipality has put in place regulations and guidelines for the registration of pet animal food products. In this article, we will discuss the requirements and process for pet animal food product registration in Dubai Municipality.

The first step in registering a pet animal food product in Dubai is to ensure that the product complies with the standards set by the municipality. The Dubai Municipality requires that all pet animal food products sold in the emirate meet the standards set by the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization (GSO). The GSO sets standards for various categories of pet animal food products, including canned pet food, dry pet food, and semi-moist pet food.

Once a pet animal food product meets the GCC standards, the next step is to obtain a Product Registration Certificate from the Dubai Municipality. To obtain this certificate, the manufacturer or importer of the pet animal food product must submit an application to the municipality. The application must include the following information:

  1. Product name and brand name
  2. Composition of the product, including a list of ingredients
  3. Nutritional analysis of the product
  4. Manufacturing process and facilities
  5. Country of origin
  6. Shelf life and storage conditions
  7. Packaging and labeling information
  8. Safety and quality certificates
  9. A sample of the product

Once the Dubai Municipality receives the application, it will review the application and conduct laboratory tests on the product sample to ensure that it meets the standards set by the municipality. The municipality will also verify the safety and quality certificates provided by the manufacturer or importer.

If the pet animal food product meets the standards set by the municipality, the Dubai Municipality will issue a Product Registration Certificate. This certificate is valid for one year and must be renewed annually.

In addition to obtaining a Product Registration Certificate, manufacturers and importers of pet animal food products in Dubai must also comply with other regulations set by the municipality. For example, pet food labels must include information on the product’s nutritional content, ingredients, and country of origin. The labels must also be in Arabic and English and include a list of potential allergens.

The Dubai Municipality also conducts regular inspections of pet animal food product manufacturing facilities and retail stores to ensure that they comply with the municipality’s regulations and guidelines.

In conclusion, the Dubai Municipality has put in place regulations and guidelines for the registration of pet animal food products in the emirate. To register a pet animal food product, manufacturers or importers must ensure that the product meets the standards set by the municipality and submit an application that includes information on the product’s composition, manufacturing process, and safety and quality certificates. Once the Dubai Municipality approves the application and laboratory tests, a Product Registration Certificate is issued, which is valid for one year and must be renewed annually. The Dubai Municipality also conducts regular inspections to ensure that pet animal food products comply with its regulations and guidelines.

Pet Animal Food Registration


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