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Dubai Exports Awards

Introduction

In line with the mandate of Dubai Exports, and in accordance to our mission to empower and diversify Dubai's economic growth by offering pioneering export services to business, Dubai Exports in collaboration with Dubai Trade's ESEA Awards, offer 4 special awards to exporters through Dubai during ESEA Awards. The Awards Criteria & Entry Forms are uploaded on the Dubai Trade award website (www.esea.ae).

Award Category 1: New Exporter of the Year

The DE New Exporter of the Year Award aims to recognize UAE based producers/ manufacturers that have a minimum of 2 years exporting experience to a maximum of 5 years in exporting through Dubai.


Criteria for selection of the winner shall include:

  • % Exports to Total Sales (Value in current year) [EVAL. SCORE = 30%]
  • % Export value growth, (last year- current year) [EVAL. SCORE = 30%]
  • % of Market Growth, (last year- current year) [EVAL. SCORE = 30%]
  • Use of DE Services in (current year) Yes/No [EVAL. SCORE = 10%]


Notes:

  • Current year total sales/export values may be projected/forecasted based on actuals Jan-Sep of the current year.
  • Market growth refers to countries exported to. If there have been no exports in current year, provide data for the previous exported year, with justification for absence in exports for current year.

Supporting Documents

  1. Valid Industrial License Copy

  2. Certificate of Origin (UAE) that indicates manufacturing activity and UAE origin products.

  3. Company or auditor Signed, Stamped Financial Statements showing Total Sales & Exports last year- current year. Current year Annual total sales/export values may be projected/ forecasted based on Jan-Sep of the current year.

  4. Company or auditor Signed, Stamped Statements showing List of Markets exported to in the last year- current year. Current year Markets projected/forecasted based on Jan-Sep current year actuals and/ or orders received for Q4, of the current year.

Notes:

  • Export information requested should be applicable to only the produced/ manufactured goods in UAE.
  • Other evidences confirming the authenticity of information submitted in the Application forms may be sought directly from the company subsequently, in case the applicant is among the top shortlisted companies.

Entry Qualification, Rules, Terms & Conditions

  1. All applicants should be member of Dubai Exports to avail of DE Services. DE Memberships are free and it can be done online (at www.dedc.gov.ae) or mail us at membership@dedc.gov.ae
  2. Entries are open to corporate entities (with an industrial license), registered in UAE and exporting through Dubai.
  3. The organization operates as a separate business/entity if part of a larger organization; 
  4. Annual Information/data provided/submitted for the sake of the award shall be collated for the respective calendar year only (e.g. not for Financial Year April-March)
  5. Export information requested should be applicable to only the produced/ manufactured goods in UAE.
  6. By filling and submitting the application for the award, the company/business/ exporter, confirms that all the information provided is authentic and with necessary evidences. 
  7. All efforts shall be taken to fairly evaluate the applicants. Decision by the Awards Committee shall be final and indisputable
  8. Entries (along with all complete evidences) must be submitted online through Dubai Trade ESEA online Portal only (www.esea.ae).
  9. The short listed entries may be required to permit a site visit / document verification check and possibly make a presentation to the judges. Score will be considered zero (0) and company will not be considered for Award if evidences not submitted/ satisfactory
  10. Exports by the company for the current year is mandatory to qualify for this year's award cycle.
  11. Winners of Dubai Exports Awards of the last year are not eligible to apply for the current cycle. 

Award Category 2: Innovative Exporter of the Year

The DE Innovative Exporter of the Year Award aims to recognize UAE based producers/ manufacturers exporting through Dubai. The applicant shall have minimum 2 years of experience in exporting its goods.

 Criteria for selection of the winner shall include:

  • Number of new markets penetrated in current year [EVAL. SCORE = 20%]
  • % Exports to Total Sales (Values in current year) [EVAL. SCORE = 15%]
  • Use of DE Services in current year – Yes/No [EVAL. SCORE = 10%]
  • Product/Process modifications made to suit export markets (Number in current year) [EVAL. SCORE = 30%]
  • Documented Export Strategy – Yes/No [EVAL. SCORE = 15%]
  • Availability of Quality/ Business Excellence Awards / Certification [EVAL. SCORE = 10%]


Note:

  • Annual total sales/export values of the current year may be projected/forecasted based on Jan-Sep actuals.
  • Market growth refers to countries exported to.


Supporting Documents

  1. Valid Industrial License Copy
  2. Certificate of Origin (UAE) that indicates manufacturing activity and UAE origin products.
  3. Company or auditor Signed, Stamped Financial Statements showing Total Sales & Exports for current year. The current year Annual total sales/export values may be projected/ forecasted based on Jan-Sep actuals.
  4. Company or auditor Signed, Stamped Statements showing List of Markets exported to in the last year- current year. The current year Markets projected/forecasted based on Jan-Sep  actuals and/ or orders received for Q4, of the current year
  5. Number & Description of Product/Process/Packaging modifications made to suit export markets in current year (Attach Signed and stamped 1 page description – Titled Appendix 1, Form 2) and its impact on Exports in the current year.
  6. Valid Company Export Strategy Document (3 years plan) which may include Market strategy, SWOT analysis, Product suitability review etc.
  7. Quality/ Business Excellence Awards / Certification documentation/proof (during the last 3 years)

Notes:

  • Export information requested should be applicable to only the produced/ manufactured goods in UAE.

  • Other evidences confirming the authenticity of information submitted in the Application forms may be sought directly from the company subsequently, in case the applicant is among the top shortlisted companies.

 

Entry Qualification, Rules, Terms & Conditions

  1. All applicants should be member of Dubai Exports to avail of DE Services. DE Memberships are free and it can be done online (at www.dedc.gov.ae) or mail us at membership@dedc.gov.ae

  2. Entries are open to corporate entities (with an industrial license), registered in UAE and exporting through Dubai.

  3. The organization operates as a separate business/entity if part of a larger organization

  4. Annual Information/data provided/submitted for the sake of the award shall be collated for the respective calendar year only (e.g. not for Financial Year April-March)

  5. Export information requested should be applicable to only the produced/ manufactured goods in UAE. License Copy and a Certificate of Origin (UAE) that indicates manufacturing activity needs to be attached.

  6. By filling and submitting the application for the award, the company/business/ exporter, confirms that all the information provided is authentic and with necessary evidences. 

  7. All efforts shall be taken to fairly evaluate the applicants. Decision by the Awards Committee shall be final and indisputable

  8. Entries (along with all complete evidences) must be submitted online through Dubai Trade's ESEA (www.esea.ae) online Portal only.

  9. The short listed entries may be required to permit a site visit / document verification check and possibly make a presentation to the judges. Score will be considered zero (0) and company will not be considered for Award if evidences not submitted/ satisfactory

  10. To successfully submit an entry; the company must accept Dubai Trade and Dubai Exports terms and conditions and provide the necessary authenticated Entry Form with due evidences. Applications submitted without complete evidences/ supporting documents will not be considered for the award.

  11. Winners of Dubai Exports Awards of the last year are not eligible to apply for the current cycle.


Award Category 3: Emerging Re-Exporter of The Year

To promote the commitment that Dubai and the UAE has to supporting its flagship re-export business.  This Award will recognize achievement by a UAE based organization which has been re-exporting goods for a minimum 2 years and a maximum of five (5) years through Dubai. This category is open to all business regardless of size.


 Criteria for selection of the winner shall include: the following:

  • % Re-Exports to Total Sales (Value in CY) [EVAL. SCORE = 30%]
  • % Re-Export value growth CY-PY [EVAL. SCORE = 30%]
  • % of Re-Export Market Growth, CY-PY [EVAL. SCORE = 30%]
  • Use of DE Services in CY – Yes/No [EVAL. SCORE = 10%]


Supporting Documents

  • Valid Commercial/Trading License Copy, Dubai Customs Importer Code Reference Document
  • Company or auditor Signed, Stamped Financial Statements showing Total Sales & Re-Exports for CY (Current Year) and PY (Previous Year). 
  • Company or auditor Signed, Stamped Statements showing List of Markets Re-exported to in the (Current Year) and PY (Previous Year).   


Notes:

  • This award is limited only to traders or companies having a commercial/trading license and does not apply to UAE manufactured /exported goods.

  • Other evidences confirming the authenticity of information submitted in the Application forms may be sought directly from the company subsequently, in case the applicant is among the top shortlisted companies.

  • It is mandatory for re-exports to be done in CY. CY (Current year) total sales/re-export values and/or markets may be projected/forecasted based on CY Jan-Sep actuals and /or orders received for Q4, CY. Market growth refers to countries exported to. If no re-exports were done in PY (Previous year), provide data for earlier year (PY-1), with justification for absence in re-exports for PY.

  • It is urged that all applicants become members of Dubai Exports to avail of DE Services. Membership is free & registration can be done online (at www.dedc.gov.ae) or mail us at membership@dedc.gov.ae

  • To avail of the Verified Exporter Certificate & Mark as a benefit (outside the scope of this award process), please visit http://www.dedc.gov.ae/English/Initiatives/Pages/verified-exporter-program.aspx

 

Entry Qualification, Rules, Terms & Conditions

  1. Entries are open to UAE corporate entities (with a Commercial/Trading license), registered in UAE and exporting through Dubai between 2-5 years only.

  2. The organization should operate as a separate business/entity if part of a larger organization; 

  3. Annual Information/data provided/submitted for the sake of the award shall be collated for the respective calendar year only (e.g. not for Financial Year April-March)

  4. Re-Export information requested should be applicable to only the imported and re-exported goods in UAE and through Dubai Ports/gateways.    

  5. By filling and submitting the application for the award, the company/business/ exporter, confirms through self-declaration, that all the information provided is authentic and with necessary evidences. 

  6. All efforts shall be taken to fairly evaluate the applicants. Decision by the Awards Committee shall be final and indisputable

  7. Entries (along with complete evidences) must be submitted online through Dubai Trade's ESEA (www.esea.ae) online Portal or as advised subsequently. Follow up can be done through de.awards@dedc.gov.ae

  8. The entry submission process will start in 1st. October & end on December 15th. of each year.

  9. The short listed entries may be required to permit a site visit / document verification check and possibly make a presentation to the judges. Score will be considered zero (0) and company will not be considered for Award if evidences not submitted/ satisfactory

  10. The winner and runner up companies will get an opportunity to attend the Award ceremony where however, only the award winners (1st. Place for each category) will be announced and invited on stage for the award. Runners up will be provided DE Plaque and certificate separately.

  11. Each Winner and Runner up, grants DP World and Dubai Exports permission, without compensation, to use its name, logo and photograph/likeness/quotes and/or entry in promoting this or similar awards programs in the future.

  12. To successfully submit an entry; the company must accept Dubai Exports terms and conditions and provide the necessary authenticated Entry Form with due evidences. Applications submitted without complete evidences/ supporting documents will not be considered for the award.

  13. Re-Exports by the company for the CY (Current year) is mandatory to qualify for each year's award cycle.

  14. Winners of Dubai Exports Awards of the previous year (PY cycle) are not eligible to apply for the (CY) current cycle. 

Award Category 4: Champion Re-Exporter of The Year

To promote the commitment that Dubai and the UAE has to supporting its flagship re-export business.  This Award will recognize the outstanding export achievement by an organization which has been re-exporting goods for minimum two (2) years or more through Dubai. This category is open to all business regardless of size. 


Criteria for selection of the winner shall include the following:

  • Number of new markets penetrated in Current Year, CY [EVAL. SCORE = 20%]

  • % Re-Exports to Total Sales (Values in Current Year, CY) [EVAL. SCORE = 15%]

  • Use of DE Services in Current Year, CY – Yes/No [EVAL. SCORE = 10%]

  • Number of markets for which Value additions (product/packaging/labelling etc. modifications made in Dubai) were made in Current Year, to suit re-export markets [EVAL. SCORE = 30%]

  • Documented Re-Export Strategy – Yes/No [EVAL. SCORE = 15%]

  • Availability of Quality/ Business Excellence Awards / Certification [EVAL. SCORE = 10%]


Supporting Documents

  • Valid Commercial/Trading License Copy, Dubai Customs Importer Code Reference Document
  • Company or auditor Signed, Stamped Financial Statements showing Total Sales & Re-Exports for CY (Current Year) and PY (Previous Year). 
  • Company or auditor Signed, Stamped Statements showing List of Markets Re-exported to in the (Current Year) and PY (Previous Year).  Markets projected/forecasted based on CY (Jan-Sep) actuals and/ or orders received for Q4, CY.
  • List & Description of Product/Process/Packaging modifications made to suit different re-export markets in CY (Attach Signed and stamped 1 page description for each such market) and its impact on Re-Exports in the CY (Current Year).
  • Valid /Current Company Re-Export Strategy Document which may include Market strategy, SWOT analysis, Product suitability review etc.
  • Current / Recent Quality/ Business Excellence Awards / Certification documentation/proof


Notes:

  • This award is limited only to traders or companies having a commercial/trading license and does not apply to UAE manufactured /exported goods.

  • Other evidences confirming the authenticity of information submitted in the Application forms may be sought directly from the company subsequently, in case the applicant is among the top shortlisted companies.

  • It is mandatory for re-exports to be done in CY. CY (Current year) total sales/re-export values and/or markets may be projected/forecasted based on CY Jan-Sep actuals and /or orders received for Q4, CY. Market growth refers to countries exported to. If no re-exports were done in PY (Previous year), provide data for earlier year (PY-1), with justification for absence in re-exports for PY.

  • It is urged that all applicants become members of Dubai Exports to avail of DE Services. Membership is free & registration can be done online (at www.dedc.gov.ae) or mail us at membership@dedc.gov.ae

  • To avail of the Verified Exporter Certificate & Mark as a benefit (outside the scope of this award process), please visit http://www.dedc.gov.ae/English/Initiatives/Pages/verified-exporter-program.aspx.  


Entry Qualification, Rules, Terms & Conditions

  1. Entries are open to UAE corporate entities (with a Commercial/Trading license), registered in UAE and exporting through Dubai for at least 2 years.
  2. The organization should operate as a separate business/entity if part of a larger organization; 
  3. Annual Information/data provided/submitted for the sake of the award shall be collated for the respective calendar year only (e.g. not for Financial Year April-March)
  4. Re-Export information requested should be applicable to only the imported and re-exported goods in UAE and through Dubai Ports/gateways.  
  5. By filling/submitting the application for the award, the company/exporter, confirms through self-declaration, that all the information provided is authentic and with necessary evidences. 
  6. All efforts shall be taken to fairly evaluate the applicants. Decision by the Awards Committee shall be final and indisputable
  7. Entries (along with complete evidences) must be submitted online through Dubai Trade's ESEA (www.esea.ae) online Portal or as advised subsequently. Follow up can be done through de.awards@dedc.gov.ae   
  8. The entry submission process will start in 1st. October & end on December 15th. of each year.
  9. The short listed entries may be required to permit a site visit / document verification check and possibly make a presentation to the judges. Score will be considered zero (0) and company will not be considered for Award if evidences not submitted/ satisfactory
  10. The winner and runner up companies will get an opportunity to attend the Award ceremony where however, only the award winners (1st. Place for each category) will be announced and invited on stage for the award. Runners up will be provided DE Plaque and certificate separately.
  11. Each Winner and Runner up, grants DP World and Dubai Exports permission, without compensation, to use its name, logo and photograph/likeness/quotes and/or entry in promoting this or similar awards programs in the future.
  12. To successfully submit an entry; the company must accept Dubai Exports terms and conditions and provide the necessary authenticated Entry Form with due evidences. Applications submitted without complete evidences/ supporting documents will not be considered for the award.
  13. Re-Exports by the company for the CY (Current year) is mandatory to qualify for each year's award cycle.
  14. Winners of Dubai Exports Awards of the previous year (PY cycle) are not eligible to apply for the (CY) current cycle.


Forms

Key Timelines (11th. Cycle ESEA Awards)

  • Online Entry Process Opens: 27 Nov 2018.
  • Online Entry Process Ends: 12 Jan 2019.
  • Winners Announcement: Q1, 2019.

Registration

For registration and other details, please visit this link and apply online. 

Contact Us

Email us at de.awards@dedc.gov.ae or call us at 04-4455310 Sunday-Thursday, 7AM-2PM for further details.
















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