Link to the government’s website.
Ministerial Decree No.73 of 2021 Regarding Pharmaceutical Products Traceability issued 14/06/2021.
Despite cooperation on this point, pharma serialization has not been implemented across the board in the UAE; each emirate has its timeline. In Dubai, for example, serialization has been required since mid-2020. More than one and a half year later, in January 2022, the deadline for pharma serialization in Abu Dhabi was in effect. From that point on, all pharmaceutical products registered with the Ministry for Health and Prevention and approved by the Department for Health must be equipped with the GS1 barcode system.
- Pharmaceutical registration: January 1, 2022
- Introduction QR code: January 1, 2022
- Aggregation: January 1, 2023
- Serial number reporting in Tatmeen: January 1, 2023