Esma to regularise perfume trade

Emirates Authority for Standardisation and Metrology (Esma) has announced that a new mandatory standardisation mechanism for perfumes will go into effect from July.

Esma emphasised that as of next year any products of the perfume industry don’t comply with cabinet Resolution issued in January 2014 will not be allowed into the UAE market.

The resolution, published in the official gazette, gives the industry one year from the date of issuance to fall in line Emirates Conformity Assessment Scheme (ECAS) out of the government keenness on protecting the consumer’s health and safety and on preserving the environment.

Farah Al Zarouni, Director of Standardisation at Esma, told a workshop that the new system would be applicable to locally-manufactured and imported perfumes to prevent circulation of any substandard products.

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