We have a contract to supply roasted and freeze dried edible insects to UAE and a number of other countries around the world. Our client is using them for a marketing event. Although we have had details from most countries we are not getting any joy from customs from UAE, Trinidad and Brazil with advice as to what is required.
Try looking at this link which has details of country requirements:
When exporting to the UAE you would need to find out if your goods come under the Pan-Arab Free Trade Area if not there are a few things to do
(I) Look under the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and look under DCP 28 which IO believe is the client registration for acquiring custom codes.
(ii) There is also something called Customs and Excise Ince & Co. Their telephone number from the UK is 001 971 4 3598982, or try Abu Dhabi eGovernment Gateway on
(iii) As for the roasted and freeze dries insects you would need to have an Agricultural Licence from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) and all documents must be translated in Arabic by a legal translator and attested by the Ministry of Justice.
(iv) For Trinidad and Brazil there are many requirements but the best option is to find your local chamber of commerce and they can point you in the right direction as Trinidad and Brazil are quite complex.
I hope this is of some use
Dear Mr. Bartlett:
Further to your query re exporting roasted and freeze dried edible insects to Trinidad and Tobago, please be advised that these goods will attract a duty of 20% on entry to the market, plus you need to factor in 15% Value Added Tax. In addition to this, our Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division of the Ministry of Health has advised that you will require the following documents if you wish to export your goods to this country:
– Free Sale Certificate from your country of origin
– Health Certificate from your supplier
– Certificate of Analysis from your country of origin
Best of luck with your business venture.
Senior Trade & Investment Officer
UK Trade & Investment
British High Commission Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago