UAE is a well-known business hub where people from across the globe come and do business. If you are someone who is looking to start a business involving consumer products, Dubai is the place where you should set it up. But with so much competition and a huge market to deal with, you might want to market and advertise your products to maximize sales. For that, you need to obtain a Permit or Non-Objection Certificate for Consumer Products Advertisement. In this piece of writing, I will take you through the process along with the requirements to be met.
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Consumer Products Advertisement Permit (NOC)
Non-Objection Certificate for Advertisement for Consumer Products (CPAD) or permit service is all about getting clearance for promoting your products in Dubai. This service allows you to get an advertising permit, giving you the green light to do marketing of products like biocides, cosmetics, health supplements, personal care items, fragrances, and detergents. The permit ensures that all the products align with the health and safety requirements and standards set by Dubai Municipality (DM).
How to Get a Consumer Products Advertising Permit?
The turnaround time for the consumer products advertising permit is 3 days in which application is reviewed and approved. The service fee is AED 100 per month (up to AED 1200 a year) and the knowledge & Innovation fee is AED 20. The advertising permit is valid for a minimum of 1 month and a maximum of 12 months, starting from the specified date in the application.
You need to must have these documents before you move on to get the service from the DM:
- Advertisement or marketing content for your products.
- Make sure your products are listed on the Montaji System
- Make sure your company is registered with the Montaji System
- Additional documents depending on the application’s type ( approved laboratory tests, or clinical studies) if required.
Here is the complete step-by-step process for this service:
- Go to the Dubai Municipality website and log in to the Montaji System to avail of the service.
- Search for the advertising permit service and apply for it.
- Then upload the required documents.
- Next, you need to pay the due fees for this service or other charges if any.
- You can check Dubai Municipality’s reply or the status of your application (Approved/Rejected/Incomplete) via the website of the Montaji system.
- After some time, go to the website to review the application feedback. If the status is incomplete, you need to read the notes or remarks, upload the necessary documents, and resubmit the application to continue the process.
- Once your application is approved, you will receive the electronic permit through your company’s account on Montaji.
Cancelation of Advertising Permit
If the approved ad content is changed without Dubai Municipality’s formal consent or service conditions are not fulfilled, the advertising permit is canceled. This goes against the laws and rules set by Dubai Municipality at the time, and the relevant authorities take action against the company involved.
Rejection of Application
Incomplete applications are returned once to allow work on the demanded or necessary comments or corrections. If a resubmitted application lacks the requested documents or fails to address the required changes, it will be rejected.
Plus, failure to resubmit the incomplete application within forty-five days from the reversal date results in automatic cancellation. Similarly, not paying the due charges for the application within forty-five days from the submission date leads to automatic cancellation as well.
Things You Must Know When Applying for Advertising Permit for Consumer Products in Dubai
Here are some key things that you must know when you apply for the advertisement NOC or permit for consumer products:
This service is exclusively available to firms or business establishments with relevant activities, allowing them to apply after registering the consumer products intended for the advertisement with Dubai Municipality. The service is limited to consumer products that are both registered with Dubai Municipality and still own a valid registration.
There’s no set maximum limit for the number of products that can be listed in the application. Furthermore, the advertised products must belong to the same product group and brand.
Certain restrictions apply to the content of the advertisement which are:
- Medical (curative) or exaggerated claims are not accepted.
- Illustrations, pictures, and expressions conflicting with social values and customs are rejected straight away.
Additionally, other official approvals may be required from related governmental entities like the Ministry of Health and Prevention, the Department of Economy and Tourism, Dubai Municipality City Beautification and Public Projects Department – Advertising Section, if deemed necessary.
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FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
Is approval or a permit from Dubai Municipality necessary for advertising consumer products?
Yes, it is required for registered consumer products to get a permit for advertising them under the Montaji system.
What is the use of a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) for advertising consumer products in Dubai?
Having a No Objection Certificate or permit for advertising consumer products in Dubai shows that your products are safe to use by the general public from the perspective of health, safety, and more.
For what types of advertisements can a permit be obtained?
Permits can be obtained for various types of advertisements, including:
- TV & Media
- Indoor advertisement
- Promotional Campaigns
- Social Media
- Newspaper & Magazines
- Outdoor advertisement
How can I contact Montaji System support?
You can contact them to find more information by emailing them at email@example.com or calling their call center at 800900 for a customer support facility.