The UAE is one of the largest markets in the Middle East when it comes to selling products for various purposes. From household goods to personal care products, Dubai companies selling such items are among the most prolific in the country.
The sale of cosmetic products, for example, can be done in Dubai’s large shopping malls or in its famous traditional markets. No matter where they are sold, the seller is required to comply with the regulations imposed by the Public Health and Safety Department in Dubai.
Below, our company formation agents in Dubai explain how to set up a business for selling cosmetics in the emirate.
Registering a cosmetics company in Dubai
The registration process of a company selling cosmetics in Dubai is no different from other types of businesses and implies preparing the incorporation documents, filing them with the Department of Economic Development and applying for a commercial license.
Then, the company must follow a special procedure in order to be able to sell cosmetic products in Dubai shops.
Regulations applied to cosmetics sellers in Dubai
Companies selling cosmetics in Dubai must register with the Dubai Municipality in accordance with Regulation HS/001 issued by the Public Health and Safety Department.
The products they sell must respect the following health and safety norms:
- the goods must be categorized as cosmetics used for cleaning, to perfume or to change the appearance of a person;
- it must be labeled in accordance with the standards imposed by ESMA (the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology);
- they must be safe to use on the skin, on the nails, hair, lips, and teeth;
- the company can register as a distributor, seller, re-seller, importer or manufacturer.
Our company registration advisors in Dubai can offer more information on the licenses related to opening a company for selling cosmetics.
The Scheme for Cosmetics and Personal Care Products in Dubai
The UAE government has also created the Scheme for Cosmetics and Personal Care Products, under which Dubai companies selling such goods must comply with certain requirements related to the quality, packaging and labeling requirements of cosmetics.
If you want to open a company for selling cosmetics in Dubai, please contact us for assistance in registering the business.