United Arab Emirates


Please note:

A relevant FAS Attaché report for the United Arab Emirates can be found at:
http://gain.fas.usda.gov/Recent%20GAIN%20Publications/Food%20and%20Agricultural%20Import%20Regulations%20and%20Standards%20-%20Narrative_Dubai_United%20Arab%20Emirates_4-6-2011.pdf.


IMPORT PROCEDURES
Alcoholic beverages and other alcohol-containing products may be imported through several companies licensed by the UAE government.  In each of the country’s eight municipalities, the respective health department is responsible for enforcing the federal food safety standards on imported foods.


CONTACTS


USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
Office of Agricultural Affairs
U.S. Consulate General, Dubai
P.O. Box 121777
Dubai, UAE
Tel: (011-971-4) 311-6183
Fax: (011-971-4) 354-7279
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 Standards Department Issues
Emirates Authority for Standards & Metrology
P.O. Box 2166
Abu Dhabi,
Tel: (971) 2-671-1110;
Fax: (971) 2-671-5999
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Dubai Food Control Authority
P.O. Box 67
Dubai, UAE
Tel: (971) 4-206-4200; Fax: (971) 4-223-1905
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Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority
P.O. Box 52150
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: (971) 2-495-4112; Fax: (971) 2-446-3811

The information in this guide was obtained from external sources, including the websites of various governmental agencies and organizations, direct contact with those agencies and organizations, and from Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Attaché reports.  Consequently, the accuracy of this information depends upon the accuracy of the sources.

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This page was last reviewed on September 12, 2011

Page last reviewed/updated: 09/04/2012