Product Registration in the UAE

Are you looking to register your products in the UAE?

When your business activity involves product import or manufacturing of products, you will need to consider the requirements and process to register your products with relevant UAE authorities.

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What products need to be registered in the UAE?

      In the UAE - food, cosmetics and medical products are required to be registered with Dubai Municipality (DM) or the relevant municipality in your licensing Emirate.

      Product Registration is required as part of the UAE's regulations and control for consumer health and safety. It ensures that the products are correctly labeled and convey all the appropriate information about the make, ingredients, and quality of the product. Product registration ensures compliance with UAE product standards and helps to protect the business and consumer from risk.

      Registering your products through the relevant Emirate Municipality ensures that your products are fit for the market.

      What is the process of product registration in the UAE?

      To import or manufacture products in the UAE, an appropriate and valid UAE mainland or freezone license would be required. The process of registering your products across the Emirates would be very similar.

      With each product registration type, the requirements and documentation will be a little different.

        For example, for food product registration in Dubai, companies are required to apply for product registration through the Food Import Request System (FIRS) dubai municipality login. Document upload requirements will include barcode information, labelling information in Arabic or English, ingredient list etc.

        Certificate of Origin for Product Registration 

        The document requirements for product registration in the UAE will vary slightly based on the type of products. For locally produced products, a Certificate of Origin will be required as part of the export requirements which is used to authenticate the origin of the exported goods.

        How can we assist with Product Registration in the UAE?

        PRO Partner Group can assist companies with all types of product registration requirements including food, cosmetic and medical products in the UAE. Our Government Liaison and product registration teams work closely together to guide our clients through the intricate registration systems and document requirements to be able to import your products into the country and sell to the local UAE market.

        PRO Partner Group will assist with company formation for your food, cosmetic or medical business in the UAE and obtaining Dubai Municipality approval for the company. We can then assist you in registering the food products at Dubai Municipality. If you need assistance on this or any other related company set up, restructuring, local partner or PRO support matter in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, the wider UAE, Oman or Qatar, then please do get in touch with us on +971 (0)4 456 1761 for Dubai or +971 (0)2 448 5120 for Abu Dhabi, email us at or complete the contact form below and we will be delighted to assist you.

        Register your products in the UAE

        Obtaining a Certificate of Origin for Product Registration

        What is certificate of origin?

        A certificate of origin is an important international trade document that certifies that goods in a particular export shipment are wholly obtained, produced, manufactured or processed in a particular country and serves as a declaration by the exporter.

        Who issues the certificate of origin in the UAE?

        A certificate of origin is issued by the Chamber of Commerce

        Is it possible for a Free Zone company to get certificate of origin?

        Yes, a free zone company can also obtain a certificate of origin. There is a misconception that certificate of origin can only be obtained for Mainland companies.

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