How To Import Food And Where To Sell In UAE

How To Import Food And Where To Sell In UAE

Since the rise in tourism, a rapid growth has been seen in the food industry. One of the most popular activities for a tourist is trying out different cuisines. This comes as an advantage for people operating restaurants and other food businesses in the UAE because of the Emirates’ culturally diverse residents.

UAE is home to the most active business Setup in Dubai hub in the world which means that it is not only the foreign investment but also foreign people who come to the UAE for business and job, which created demand or food and so foreign investment also came for the food sector and the related sectors. Residents, both local and foreigners, started operating restaurants, cafeterias and related business Setup in Dubai which serve different cuisines.

Business Formation Dubai is there to help you own a food business in UAE, if you are willing to own one in Dubai. The firm has experts who work with you get you through all important steps.

Laws for importing food items

There are several requirements that need to be met when importing food items in UAE.

a. It is the duty of the importer to register the food item and its label, with the Dubai Municipality, in the Food Import and Re-export System (FIRS). This registration can only be performed online, by the importing company of UAE. It is advised to complete the procedure before the arrival of the imported products. This ensures that time is available to fix any issues that may arise in the registration process.

b. It is important to follow the details provided while registering the food items. For example, even if the food item is same, the difference in the packaging will deem them to be different. Therefore, the food items will have to be registered separately.

c. The label of the food items need to provide clear details, from the summarized product description to the products barcode and the lot number. Name of country of origin should also be specified, instead of the name of the continent. A detail of the all the ingredients, colorings and flavorings should also be mentioned on the label.

Self-owned branches or distributors

a. Selling food items through a self-owned business is easier than depending on distributors.

b. The smaller the chain of producer to consumer, the lower the prices of the items. Therefore, consumers are more attracted in purchasing the products.

c. It is easier to create a specific type of customer base in a specific community. This is especially the case for businesses selling a specific product type. For example, Asian spices will be more commonly bought in the Asian community.

How we help

The government has had to make changes to several of the previous regulations in regards to business in Dubai operations, due to the large number of business registrations that happened in the UAE recently.

These changes to the regulations have been made to help accommodate the variety of businesses. For example, the distribution of regions for the different natures of business in Dubai has been a big contribution for businesses.

Not only will Business Formation Dubai help in finding local sponsors and visa processing for your food Business in UAE, but it will also help you with trade mark and product registration, bank account opening and PRO services. The aim of Business Formation Dubai is to create ease for new business owners in setting up their businesses.

Get help for all sorts food ventures, from us. Send us an email or give us a call.

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