Product Registration in Dubai – UAE

What Is Registration?

Since consumer safety is the basic principle of cosmetics registration, its process allows the CPSS (Consumer Products Safety Section)to collect adequate information to assess the safety of cosmetic products. It is mandatory to concentrate that no cosmetic product shall be manufactured, imported, exported, advertised, sold or distributed in Dubai unless it has been registered in conformity with DM(Dubai Municipality) regulation.

The Registration Regulation

The Dubai Government coordinates the manufacture, sale and importation of cosmetic products by needing that all cosmetic products to be registered prior to placing in Dubai market; as well by compelling the individuals running the activities related to cosmetics to be licensed in Dubai.

Validity of Product Registration in Dubai

The registration of a cosmetic product shall be valid for 5 years as ancontinuation for renewal to be considered.

Product Registration in Dubai - Who Should Apply ?

Individuals who import or locally manufacture cosmetic products, or have products imported or manufactured on their behalf are liable to have their products registered. The following should make apractice for registration of cosmetic products

Dubai Product Registration - Local Manufactures

Local manufacturers in Dubai are advised to contact the Consumer Products Safety Section for proper registration of cosmetic products in Dubai – UAE. Agents of local manufacturers are to take the essential steps to certify that cosmetic products intended for the Local market are registered before the manufactured products are placed into Dubai market.

Dubai Product Registration - Foreign Manufactures

The  importer  who  is responsible  for  all  matters  pertaining  to  the registration  of the product can register at Dubai Municipality. Representatives of foreign manufacturers are to take the required steps to ensure that cosmetic products intended for the local market are registered before consignments of such products are imported to Dubai. In the event of any abuse in this regard, the consignment of the unregistered product would be cleared once only with warning.

Definition of Cosmetic Product

A cosmetic product means any substance or composition intended to be placed in contact with the various outer parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with 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.

Why cosmetic product registration in Dubai is important?

The primary objective of cosmetic product care procedures is to sustain public health & safety through implementing efficient regulatory control system as well as to promote public awareness of the importance of the safety procedures of cosmetics implemented. In general, the cosmetic product put on the market within Dubai commonality must not cause damage to human health when applied under normal or fairly probable conditions of use.

Functions for Cosmetics Products:

  • To clean
  • To perfume
  • To change the appearance
  • To protect
  • To keep in good condition
  • To correct body odors

List of Cosmetics

The following list is not exhaustive but is provided by way of example:

  • Creams, emulsions, lotions, gels and oils for the skin (hand, face, feet, etc.)
  • Face masks with the exclusion of peeling products
  • Tinted bases (liquids, pastes, powders)
  • Make-up powders, after-bath powders, hygienic powders, etc.
  • Toilet soaps, deodorant soaps, etc.
  • Eau de Cologne
  • Bath and shower preparations
  • Depilatories
  • Deodorants and anti-per spirants
  • Hair care products:
  • Hair tints and bleaches
  • Product for waving, straightening and fixing
  • Setting products, Cleansing products (lotions, powders, shampoos)
  • Conditioning products (lotions, creams, oils)
  • Hairdressing products (lotions, lacquers, brilliantine’s)
  • Shaving products (creams, foams, lotions)
  • Products for making up and removing make-up from the face and eyes
  • Products intended for usage to the lips
  • Products for care of the teeth and mouth
  • Products for nail care and make-up
  • Products for external intimate hygiene
  • Sunbathing products
  • Products for tanning without sun
  • Skin-whitening products
  • Anti-wrinkle products.

Registration of the product in Dubai:

There are a number of steps to register the product and a list of documents which need to produce from country of origin and documents must be attested from UAE embassy.

We have so many product registration projects so far and we have a good range of happy clients. The process varies product to product every time we experienced something new which is of course challenging for us, but we are taking it as an increase of our knowledge base. The cost of registration is not high, however the process is not straight. We can assist to register the products in Dubai.


What is CertificateofFreeSales(CFS)?

The certificate must be from the country of origin and declared by the health authorities or acknowledged bodies. The CFS should be present at the time of submission and request is to be made for the original to be seen. If the product name has to be marketed in Dubai is different from the CFS, A confirmation letter from product owner is required. A Certificate of Free Sales is a document to indicate that the product is freely sold in that country and this certificate has to be approved by UAE Embassy.

What is HealthCertificate(HC)?

The certificate must be from the country of origin and issued by the health authorities or recognized bodies from the country of origin. The HC (Health certificate) should be current at the time of submission and request may be made for the original to be seen. A Certificate of Health is an evidence to certify that the product is safe for human being use. This certificate has to be approved by UAE Embassy.

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