Cosmetic Products Registration in Dubai

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In general, cosmetic products are preparations or substances intended to be applied to the different external parts of the human body such as epidermis, nails, lips, hair system, etc. or the teeth and mucous layers in the oral cavity; mainly…

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In general, cosmetic products are preparations or substances intended to be applied to the different external parts of the human body such as epidermis, nails, lips, hair system, etc. or the teeth and mucous layers in the oral cavity; mainly or exclusively for cleaning, perfume, changing appearance or correcting body odors as well as protecting them or maintaining their good aesthetic value.

Some examples of cosmetic products include:

– Creams, lotions, oils for the skin (hands, face, feet, etc.)
– Makeup powders, hygienic powders, etc
– Toilet soaps, deodorant soaps, etc
– Perfumes, Eau de cologne, etc
– Haircare products (cleansing shampoos, setting products, hair tints, bleaches, etc)
– Eye decorative cosmetic products (Eye shadow, mascara, lid pencils, cream, etc)
– Shaving products (creams, lotions, foams)
– Products for external intimate hygiene
– Sunbathing products etc

Cosmetics market trends and opportunities in Dubai

The UAE’s cosmetic industry is rapidly growing, majorly driven by factors like the young population and tourism as well as UAE’s approach to becoming a local hub for the beauty and skincare industry.

The United Arab Emirates cosmetic products market is projected to register a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period (2020-2025).

Companies are increasing their investments in R&D and marketing and expanding their distribution channels to maintain their positions in the market and offer innovative products with a focus on quality.
Source: UAE Cosmetic Products Market 2020-2025 | UAE Cosmetic Products Market 2022-2027

Who are the government bodies related to Cosmetic registration/regulators?

Cosmetics can be regulated by 3 authorities in UAE:
1. Dubai Municipality
2. Ministry of industry and Advanced Technology (MOIAT)
3. or Ministry of Health & Prevention (MOHAP)
depending on the active ingredient, its concentration, product purpose, and in which emirate you would like to place your product.

Steps to set up a cosmetic business in Dubai

 Registration of cosmetic products must be done by a UAE-based company.
The company can be set up in the mainland or free zone. Choosing the right location and holding the right license for your business is crucial to operate legally and support the growth and expansion strategy of the company.

Here are the steps:
1. Prepare the company name, the related business activities, and shares distribution
2. Register Trade name certificate
3. Obtain an initial approval from the DED for Mainland or particular Free zone authority
4. Acquire a commercial or retail EJARI/rent contract
5. Submit the documents to DED
6. Payment for license
7. Issuance of license
8. Obtain necessary approvals from external authority
9. Premise inspections to meet necessary specifications

*Department of Economic Development (DED)

Conformity Certificate and its importance

A Conformity Certificate (CoC) is a document that indicates that the product complies with the relevant technical regulations and national/regional/international standards of the country.

Obtaining a CoC is important:
– To trade, sell or import into the UAE
– It provides consumers and other stakeholders added confidence in the efficacy of the product
– It helps regulators to ensure that health, safety, or environmental conditions are met.

Steps to obtain the Conformity certificate (ECAS)

– Prepare the necessary documents
– Registration of the applicant in the MOIAT portal
– Upload the required documents
– Payment of application submission fee
– Application review and evaluation
– Receipt of the certificate

 *Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS) is a Product Certification scheme for government-regulated products as mandated by the Federal Law 28 of 2001.

Documents required to register the cosmetic product under the Montaji portal

– UAE Trade License
– Identity documents of shareholders
– Product Labels and Artworks
– Free Sale Certificate
–  Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certificate
– Analysis and Ingredients Report
– Lab test report from an accredited and recognized laboratory
– Other documents (if applicable) – Safety Data Sheet, Halal Certificate, Radiation Certificate
– Product Samples

 Timeframe

22 – 30 days, depending on the product, ingredients used in the product, and requirements of the lab test.

Validity

 5 years from the date of issuance

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