Download Report: UAE Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards

Download Report: UAE Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards 

By: Basem Al Khawaldeh

 

In 2018, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) introduced new and amended regulatory requirements related to the importation and sale of agricultural goods. 

Notable policy changes include the registration process for food products, additive standards, halal, and conformity assessment measures. US. agricultural suppliers are advised to consult with local importers prior to shipping to ensure regulatory compliance. 

This report is intended to be used in conjunction with information provided in the 2018 Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards (FAIRS) Export Certificate Report for the United Arab Emirates.

This report was prepared by the Office of Agricultural Affairs of the USDA/Foreign Agricultural Service in Dubai, UAE for US exporters of domestic food and agricultural products. Agricultural products entering the United Arab Emirates are subject to the country’s federal food regulations and standards governing the importation and sale of such goods. 

While a thorough investigation was taken in the preparation of this report, UAE import requirements are subject to change and often without official notice. It is highly recommended that US exporters verify the full set of import requirements with their foreign customers before goods are shipped.

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