Exporting Japanese Tea to UAE

Question

We wish to export some Japanese Matcha from the UK to the UAE.  The authorities in the UAE have requested a UK issued certificate proving the tea is radiation free.  The certificates used to import it into the EU from Japan, and a lab analysis carried out in Germany, have been rejected as possibilities.  The Dubai municipality have requested it be stated on the phyto, but APHA have confirmed that this is not an option.  Is there a certificate to cover this requirement?

Answer

Hi there,

For food and drink export enquiries, I recommend getting in touch with the Food and Drink Exporters Association.

I recommend also looking at the Institute of Export and International Trade’s helpdesk for more specific advice:

http://www.export.org.uk/page/Export_Helpline

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