UAE officials reverse ban on sale of 300-milliliter cans following meeting with PepsiCo, Coca-Cola suppliers to review distribution mechanisms, discuss supply of such cans in marketplace
February 28, 2012
– The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Ecomony has reversed its ban on the sale of 300-milliliter cans, coming after government officials met with PepsiCo and Coca-Cola suppliers to review distribution mechanisms and discuss the supply of such cans in the marketplace, Beverage Daily reported Feb. 27.
During the meeting, government officials confirmed that these cans were only intended for sale in hotels, tourist restaurants or for export. The suppliers stressed their desire to follow UAE laws, and noted it was likely that some cans meant for export might have been mistakingly placed into some retail outlets.
Earlier this month, government officials said they would begin taking cans of Coca-Cola and Pepsi off shelves at retail outlets because the companies reduced their can size without approval.
The primary source of this article is Beverage Daily, Montpellier, France, on Feb. 27, 2012.