The Dubai Municipality is a powerful body that oversees the quality of products imported and sold to customers, as well as products created in Dubai and goods exported (and re-exported) from the emirate. It has the authority to ban the sale of certain products if they are deemed to be hazardous, dangerous to consumers, or offensive.
The Dubai Municipality, for example, evaluated over 100 hand sanitizer products sold in the emirate during the early phases of the coronavirus epidemic in 2020. Six of the hand sanitizers included compounds that were dangerous to human health, according to the authority. As a result, the authorities took them from the market.
You must register consumer products with the Dubai Municipality if you want to import them into the United Arab Emirates, manufacture them in Dubai, or export them. Because the authority is responsible for confirming the safety and security of your items – which is critical – registering with the Dubai Municipality will take some paperwork and time. This article will teach you all you need to know about registering a product in Dubai.
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Importance Of Product Registration In Dubai
In a nutshell, product registration is required by law. You must register your items with the Dubai Municipality if you want to import, export, or produce them in Dubai. This is true for almost all consumer goods (such as food, cosmetics, textiles etc.). For products intended for sale to businesses or the government, the restrictions are slightly different.
To safeguard customers from damage, the government of Dubai has set very strict regulations for any products marketed in the country. Manufacturers and importers are responsible for demonstrating that their products are safe for human consumption. Manufacturers, wholesale buyers, and end users all profit from product registration:
- Trust : By registering your items with the Dubai Municipality, you demonstrate to your customers that they fulfil the highest health and safety standards.
- Compliance: Registering products with the authorities allows you to ensure that you are following all rules and regulations about the ingredients and materials used in your products.
- Avoid moral offence: Certain culturally or religiously inappropriate products are not permitted to be imported or manufactured in Dubai.
- Avoid legal issues: It is prohibited to sell things that have not been registered with the Dubai Municipality, therefore registering your products first can help you avoid getting prosecuted.
- Positivity :Customers and consumers will see your organisation positively if it is seen to comply with health and safety requirements.
You must first establish a firm in Dubai before you can register things for sale. This will get you a legal trade licence as well as a commercial activity, allowing you to register products with the Dubai Municipality. Simply put, you cannot register with the Dubai Municipality unless you have a Dubai business licence or a UAE free zone company licence.