United Arab Emirates
All natural products, vitamins, minerals, herbs and nutraceuticals, must be registered with and approved by the Ministry of Health. All products and manufacturing sites must be Halal certified, with certification to be renewed on an annual basis. The UAE Ministry of Health has its own guidelines for the Dietary supplements registration called “Maximum Daily Dose (MDD). Products with concentrations below or equal to the MDD are classified as General Sales Product (GSP) and are freely priced. Products falling outside the GSP parameters are classified as “Pharmaceutical Product” (PP) and are priced accordingly. Lastly, GSP registration requirements are different than those for PPs.
The importing company and the manufacturing site have to be registered with the MOH after which they accept the product files for registration. This process can be completed within 12 months after submitting all requirements.
NHP Consulting will submit regulatory documents required for market compliance for the UAE market.