18 – 22 FEBRUARY 2018
DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE
Dubai Municipality’s vision is to develop a happy and sustainable city. Regarded as one of the largest governmental institutions in terms of services rendered and projects executed, the municipality is the leading driver of growth and evolution of the Emirate of Dubai.
Supporting the global Food & Beverage community, the Dubai Municipality will be offering the following services at Gulfood.
Food Trade Section
Federal Portal for food trade in the UAE, a subsidiary of Dubai Municipality, launched by the government of Dubai. The portal facilitates for food business operators registering their companies and products. It also offers a searchable list with all banned food items, circulars and registered food items in addition to approved Islamic entities and slaughterhouses worldwide. This portal will allow municipalities from different emirates to use and coordinate with each other and to ease any processing required.
- FIRS system: pre and post import requests
Pre-import requests: Information about how to create an account with FIRS; how to register your food establishment; how to acquire food approval for imported foodstuff; Arabic labelling requirements; what foods are accepted; security deposit payment; the necessary documents and conditions necessary for food imports to be accepted.Post-import requests: Information on the procedure carried out post-import; the responsibilities of the FTPIC (Food Trade Person in Charge); the inspection phase; the necessary documentation; sample taking and testing; procedure if a consignment is not approved for distribution; transferring a consignment to and from another emirate.
- Food Trade PIC (FTPIC)
Information on what a Food Trade Person in Charge (FTPIC) is; how to become one; his/her responsibilities towards the food establishment he/she represents and Dubai Municipality in addition to ensuring smooth processing for the imported food consignments of the food establishment he/she represents.
- Halal certification for importers
Information on Islamic Associations from different countries, approved by the UAE, that are allowed to approve Halal products; how to check the latest updated news on countries approved for meat and poultry import; the requirements to obtain a Halal certificate for imported products including the necessary paperwork.
Food Planning and Studies Section
- Labeling and product registration
Information on how to apply for a food registration and food label assessment through FIRS; the conditions necessary for each process; the required information for food labels and how to follow up on requests; Arabic food labeling requirements.
The Dubai Municipality stand will be located at the Concourse 2, Stand CCR-5.