Detergents vs Disinfectants

Dubai is experiencing the latest growing potential in the manufacturing sector and many businessmen and investors are all set to make the most of that potential. When you are planning for the Detergents & Disinfectants Manufacturing business, you need to know that the Industrial License is the most important legal document to be begun. lets you acquire an Industrial License for Detergents & Disinfectants Manufacturing in the easiest and quickest way possible. Once you grasp the regional dynamics and related factors well, you will excel in business development.

What are Detergents?

There are many cleaning products present on the market and the majority are what we refer to as detergents. A detergent is a substance or a mixture containing soaps and/or surfactants (any organic substance/mixture) intended for washing and cleaning processes. Detergents may be in many forms, for example, traditional powders, unit dose tablets, concentrated liquids, liquid capsules, pastes or cakes, and come in a range of variants to meet consumer needs on cleaning, skincare, fabric care, and fragrances. They may be for household, institutional or industrial purposes. Examples of everyday detergent products are laundry and fabric softeners, all-purpose cleaners and mixtures intended for soaking (pre-washing) rinsing or bleaching.

What are Disinfectants?

Disinfectants are chemical agents applied to non-living objects in order to destroy bacteria, viruses, fungi, mold or mildews living on the objects. By definition, disinfectant formulas must be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The “active ingredient” in each disinfectant formula is what kills pathogens, usually by disrupting or damaging their cells. Surfactants can be added to a disinfectant formula to provide consistent wetting on a surface or to help in cleaning. Several broad categories of disinfectants are used in commercial and industrial facility maintenance.

Scope of Detergents and Disinfectants in Dubai

Dubai is the home of tourists and expats. Several individuals from different countries reside in Dubai as expats while tourists from all over the world visit Dubai all year round. Dubai is a cosmopolitan city where everyone chooses to live clean by regularly trying to keep hotels, apartments and other buildings clean. Those factors raise Dubai’s demand for detergents and disinfectants. The weather in Dubai also makes it important for owners of a building to keep it clean on daily basis. This also enhances the importance of detergents and disinfectants in Dubai.

Detergents and Disinfectants Registrations in Dubai

It is clear that business related to detergents and disinfectants has a lot of scope in Dubai. But there is a proper procedure for registration of any business in Dubai including the manufacturing and distribution and/or selling of detergents and disinfectants. Any organization or company that wants to import, supply or manufacture detergents or disinfectants has to go through a comprehensive registration process conducted by Dubai Municipality (DM).

The Dubai Government standardizes the import, export, and sale of products. They made a system by introducing a method of product registration in Dubai so that all products to be registered prior to import in the Dubai market; as well as by making it sure that the individuals get a trade license in Dubai related to specific product trade.

Detergents, disinfectants and antiseptics are being classified in a class which needs registration before entering to UAE jurisdiction.

To ensure the compliance of all disinfectants, antiseptics and detergents with specific requirements, it is mandatory to get all the products to be registered with Dubai Municipality. Product registration process in Dubai is required before the shipment arrives to Dubai port. The registration of detergents in Dubai will be valid for 05 years.  In order to prevent the company that imports/deals with / manufactures these goods from rejecting their shipments when they arrive at the ports of Dubai, or from expropriating them from the local market, Dubai Municipality encourages the organization to register their product and get a license that ensures compliance with the requirements and standards approved for detergents and disinfectants.

Requirements for Detergents and Disinfectants Registration

  •  Valid UAE Industry/Trade License.
  •  Registration certificate for Industrial Measurement.
  •  Test report from an accredited laboratory for product according to the approved standard for each class detergent and listed in Annex No. 1 of the cabinet resolution No. 3 of 2014.
  •  Formula Declaration with ingredients and percentage issued by the manufacturer.
  •  For Imported Products: Free sale certificate on the manufacturer letterhead (Legalization is not mandatory and third-party certificate is accepted as well)
  •  Representative artwork, Label of the product.
  •  Electronic Declaration of Conformity.

Required Documents for Detergents and Disinfectants Registration

  • Certificate of Free Sale from the country of origin
  • Report of ingredients present in the product
  • Analytical report of physical and chemical specifications of the product
  • Laboratory test report
  • Material safety data sheet (MSDS)
  • Certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)


Why Product Registration Dubai (PRD)?

We at PRD  are experts in completing the whole procedure of detergent registration. If you want to register a product in Dubai, including registration of detergent, then we are here to help. You can Contact Us via our WhatsApp # 971 54 582 1012 or send email at

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