Today we are going to discuss the registration of one of the most important cosmetic products, hand sanitizers. As the Government of Dubai controls the manufacture, sale, and import of cosmetic products, therefore, registration of hand sanitizer in Dubai is essential for any individual or organization. In other words, it is necessary to note that no cosmetic product shall be manufactured, imported, exported, marketed, sold or distributed in Dubai without registering in compliance with the Dubai Municipality Law.
Hand Hygiene and Hand Sanitizers
Hand hygiene is one of the most important hygiene practices. And a hand sanitizer plays an important role in hand hygiene. With the onset of coronavirus in the UAE and the rest of the world, we all know how important it is to practice good personal hygiene. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are a quick way to disinfect and minimize the risk of getting sick. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, sales of hand sanitizers have soared. Washing with warm water and soap remains the gold standard for hand hygiene and preventing the spread of infectious diseases. Washing with warm water (not cold water) and soap removes oils from our hands that can harbor microbes. But hand sanitizers can also protect against disease-causing microbes, especially in situations when soap and water aren’t available. They’re also proven to be effective in reducing the number and type of microbes.
How to Register a Hand Sanitizer in Dubai?
In order to sell hand sanitizer in Dubai, you must be a trading company licensed in Dubai and have an activity that is linked to import or manufacture cosmetics.
There are two ways to register:
- Setting up a business in Dubai
Before starting the product registration process, you need to set up a business in Dubai. After successfully holding a trade license, your company can register with Dubai Municipality.
- Registering a product with a licensed trading company.
You can also register your products with a licensed trading company. Under its license, you will still have full control of your brand and appoint exclusive importers or distributors.
The registration of product is valid for 5 years as an extension for renewal to be reviewed.
You can apply for a product label assessment after registering a hand sanitizer. The assessment of the label in Dubai includes a summary of all product details, you will be asked to send a sample of the product to the Consumer Product Safety Section (CPSS) along with the product description slip and the details of the applicant. And CPSS is going to issue the Label Assessment Report.
In general, the Product Registration process in Dubai takes between 2 to 3 weeks.
Requirements for Hand Sanitizer Registration
- All the ingredients in a product must be safe for the human body. Any prohibited ingredient or unsafe amount of any restrictive item in any of these items will make it unsuitable for registration in Dubai.
- There are various authorities for registration of different cosmetic products and there may be specific documents required by these authorities for registration and licensing process.
Now you know why it is crucial to register hand sanitizer products in Dubai before importing. We can help you with the registration of any cosmetic product in Dubai. Therefore, if you need to consult an experienced consultant, do not hesitate to contact our expert by phone on +971 56 997 1225 or send an email at Info@rizmona.com