Consumer Products Registration Procedures with Dubai Municipality

Businesses seeking to import, manufacture, or sell consumer products in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) must adhere to stringent regulations set forth by the Dubai Municipality. Product registration is a crucial step in ensuring compliance with health and safety standards, as well as legal requirements. Here’s a detailed walkthrough of the process involved in registering consumer products and food contact materials in the UAE.

What is a Consumer Products Registration?

Consumer Products Registration (MONTAJI) is a service provided by Dubai Municipality which allows to companies registered in the UAE to apply for the assessment and registration of Consumer Products and Food Contact Materials (FCMs) after verifying their conformity with Public Health and Safety standards and requirements.

What are the Consumer Products?

Consumer Products includes the following:

  1. Cosmetics and personal care products and fragrances
  2. Health supplements
  3. Detergents
  4. Biocides

Consumer Products Registration Process.

For consumer products, the registration process is facilitated through the Dubai Municipality website’s Montaji System as mentioned before. Below are the steps involved:

  1. Login to Montaji System: Access the Montaji System on the Dubai Municipality website.
  • Apply for Consumer Products Registration (CPRE): Submit the application for product registration.
  • Upload Required Documents: Provide necessary documents including a clear artwork of the product, Free Sale Certificate, Ingredients Report, Lab test report, and other relevant certificates.
  • Pay Application Fees: Complete the payment of application fees.
  • Check Application Status: Regularly monitor the application status through the Dubai Municipality website to receive updates on approval, rejection, or if further information is required.
  • Comply with Remarks (if applicable): If the application status is marked as incomplete, adhere to the provided remarks, upload the necessary documents, and resubmit the application.
  • Receive Electronic Assessment Report: In case of rejection, receive an electronic assessment report outlining the reasons.
  • Receive Registration Certificate: Upon approval, receive the electronic registration certificate through the company’s Montaji account.

Food Contact Materials Registration.

For food contact materials, the registration process involves submission via email. Here’s a simplified version of the steps:

  1. Submit Application and Documents: Send the service application form along with required documents via email.
  • Pay Application Fees: Upon receiving notification, complete the payment of due fees.
  • Check Application Status: Monitor your email for updates on approval, rejection, or any required amendments.
  • Receive Registration Certificate: If approved, receive the registration certificate via email.

Required Documents.

The necessary documents vary depending on the type of product. For consumer products, documents include a clear artwork, Free Sale Certificate, Ingredients Report, Lab test report, and other requested certificates. For food contact materials, a valid Certificate of Conformity or lab test reports are required.


Consumer Products Registration:
  • Cosmetics and personal care products and fragrances: up to 22 working days.
  • Health supplements: up to 12 working days.
  • Detergents: up to 5 working days.
  • Biocides: up to 3 working days.
Food Contact Materials Registration:

3 working days.

Useful Information.

The registration of consumer products in the UAE is compulsory before they can be sold locally. Companies involved in importing, trading, selling, or manufacturing consumer products must individually register each product. Only companies with valid trade or industrial licenses related to the product category can register consumer products. Each application can include only one product but can have multiple variations in terms of volume, weight, color, taste, flavor, or fragrance. Approval of the application and issuance of the registration certificate are contingent upon the product meeting the health and safety standards set by the Dubai Municipality.

Are you a business looking to import, manufacture, or sell consumer products or food contact materials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)? Ensuring compliance with stringent regulations set by the Dubai Municipality is essential for the success and legality of your operations. Our comprehensive registration services streamline the process, ensuring your products meet health, safety, and legal standards.