Guide: UAE Product Registration Government Authorities

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UAE is a rising market globally due to its friendly trade policies and strategic location. In order to enter the market, a thorough understanding of the UAE business policies and product regulations is needed. UAE authorities have set in place…

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UAE is a rising market globally due to its friendly trade policies and strategic location. In order to enter the market, a thorough understanding of the UAE business policies and product regulations is needed. UAE authorities have set in place regulations and safety requirements to maintain quality standards of the products entering the market and ensure consumer safety. 

Some products are ​​​​prohibited goods, the import or export of which is prohibited under the provisions of the Common Customs Law or any other regulation or law applicable in the Emirates. Whereas the restricted goods are those whose import or export is restricted under the provisions of the Common Customs Law or any other regulation or law applicable in the Emirates, and may only be released subject to the approval of the competent authority. Hence it would be useful to understand the regulatory framework of the UAE as it pertains to the products intended for market entry.

UAE has regulatory authorities on the federal level governing the entire country and authorities on the local/emirate level responsible for the regulation of products in the individual emirate: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah, and Fujairah.

Restricted Goods

These goods require registration with relevant authorities prior to entry into the local market. The products can be subject to regulation on both levels and multiple authorities depending on the product scope.

Here are some restricting authorities and respective goods categories: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

FEDERAL LEVEL

AUTHORITIESPRODUCT CATEGORIES
Ministry Of Climate Change & Environment Live animals, plants, fertilizers, insecticides, etc.
Examples: Permits required to import pets, Animal by-products, Seeds, Saplings, live fish, Insecticides, pesticides, fertilizers, etc.
Ministry Of Defence / Armed Forces / Ministry of Interior Arms, ammunitions, their parts and accessories, weapons, explosives, Hazardous materials, Fireworks and Firecrackers Body protection, and related equipment (like cleaning kits, gun belts, etc.)  
Ministry of Health and Prevention – UAEPharmaceutical products Medical/ Surgical instruments and machines
Examples: Narcotic/Controlled/Semi-controlled medicines, Medical and Diagnostic Equipment, Laboratory or Dental Materials, Raw Materials for use in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Processes, Precursor Chemicals  
Ministry of Culture and YouthPrint materials, publications, and media products  
Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation | Federal Nuclear Control AuthorityNuclear energy-related products  
Examples: All radioactive material and radiation sources used in medicine, research, and other industries  
Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology Chemical/Mechanical/Electrical/Metrology/Food categories   Examples: New Tyres, Drinking Water, Honey, Low voltage equipment, Paints, Health protection equipment, Cosmetics/perfumes, E-cigarettes, and electronic hookah  
Telecommunications and Digital Government Regulatory AuthorityTelecommunication Equipment-Examples: Transmitters and radio equipment, Wireless Devices, RTTE Devices  
UAE Kimberley Process Office Rough diamonds

ABU DHABI

AUTHORITYPRODUCT CATEGORIES
Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council Consumer products/ Construction Materials/Electrical product categories etc  
Abu Dhabi Agriculture & Food Safety Authority Foodstuff, agricultural products  
Abu Dhabi CustomsSupervision of all goods for import, export, and re-export
Abu Dhabi Civil Defense Fire and safety products etc

DUBAI

AUTHORITYPRODUCT CATEGORIES
Dubai Police Alcoholic beverages
Dubai MunicipalityConsumer products, Animal health, Environment, etc   Examples: Foodstuff, Cosmetic/personal care, biocide/disinfectant, Supplements, Pet food, etc
Security Industry Regulatory Agency
(SIRA)
Security systems, services, personnel, etc issuing security licenses, licensing security guards, and licensing security services
Dubai Civil Defense  Fire and safety products, Hazardous materials, etc  
Examples: Fire alarm systems, smoke detector systems, sprinkler systems, and other safety systems
Dubai Customs Dubai CustomsSupervision of all goods for import, export, and re-export

SHARJAH

AUTHORITYPRODUCT CATEGORIES
Municipalities Affairs, Agriculture, & Livestock Department Sharjah City Municipality Foodstuff  
Sharjah CustomsSupervision of all goods for import, export, and re-export

AJMAN

AUTHORITYPRODUCT CATEGORIES
Ajman Municipality & Planning Department (am.gov.ae)Food products etc
Ajman Ports & Customs Supervision of all goods for import, export, and re-export

UMM AL QUWAIN

AUTHORITYPRODUCT CATEGORIES
Municipality of Umm Al Quwain Food products etc
UAQ Customs
Ports Free Zone and Customs Corporation
Supervision of all goods for import, export, and re-export

FUJAIRAH

AUTHORITYPRODUCT CATEGORIES
Fujairah Municipality – Government of FujairahFood products etc
Fujairah CustomsSupervision of all goods for import, export, and re-export

RAS AL KHAIMAH

AUTHORITYPRODUCT CATEGORIES
RAK MunicipalityFood products etc
RAK Customs Supervision of all goods for import, export, and re-export

List of Prohibited Goods in the UAE

❌All kinds of narcotic drugs (considering the control of prohibited items in general and narcotic substances, where certain prohibited goods may be imported or exported subject to producing approvals of the competent authorities).
❌​Gambling tools, machinery, and devices of all kinds.
❌Nylon fishing nets.
❌Live swine.
❌Used, reconditioned, and inlaid tires.
❌Radiation and nuclear fallout contaminated substances.
❌Items that contradict Islamic faith and public morals.
❌Paan and betel leaves.
❌Any other goods or items, the importation of which is prohibited under the Common Customs Law or any other law or regulation applicable in the UAE.

Bizzmosis Group is working with many companies like Fine Group, Fruitful Day, Nextcos, The Cat Vet, P&G, Dubizzle, and many others to register Food Supplements, Face Masks, Hand Gloves, and Food Products, etc. in various government departments.

Our service is not limited to facilitating product registration, we give impartial expert and personalized advice based on UAE company law at a federal level. We untangle the complexity of the many different solutions available and provide clarity on the pros and cons, plus the true cost implications so that our clients can make informed and confident decisions.

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