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Public ID: PID-9ZKM59

New regulation requiring Emirates Quality Mark (EQM) for yogurts, milk products and juices in the United Arab Emirates

in United Arab Emirates

Trade barrier summary

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recently introduced a new regulation requiring certain products exported to the UAE to display the Emirates Quality Mark (EQM) logo. For the first 3 years, the logo can be stuck on the product on a sticker. After 3 years the logo must be printed on the food labels themselves.

The products affected are:

- yoghurt
- milk
- laban
- dairy and dairy products
- pasteurised camel milk
- goat milk
- juices
- fruit nectars
- mashed vegetables,
- juices with milk
- flavoured artificial drinks which are non-carbonated
- artificial fruit juice powder
- guava nectar and fresh fruit juice (unpasteurised)

This may create additional costs for UK exporters.

Sectors affected

  • Food and drink



Date reported

29 August 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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