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Dubai Exports Awards

Introduction


ABOUT THE DUBAI EXPORT AWARDS
 

The Dubai Export Awards celebrate the success of UAE exporters in collaboration with the E-Services Excellence Awards organized by DP World by recognizing and awarding organizations that have demonstrated innovation, best practice and outstanding export / re-export achievement in Dubai and the UAE. In the following pages, the term "exporter" may be used to include "re-exporters".

 

Dubai Exports, an Agency of the Department of Economic Development, Government of Dubai, is committed to working with organizations in Dubai and the UAE to grow exports on a world-scale. By recognizing high achievers, the experiences and successes can be shared within the export industry which will ultimately contribute to the economic development of the UAE. The awards will also assist to further develop public awareness of the export industry in Dubai. The success of the awards will ultimately benefit the economy in Dubai and the UAE and by highlighting those successful businesses, it will encourage more to explore the opportunities.

 

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, offers 4 Categories of special awards to exporters and re-exporters through Dubai.

 

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

 

Mission

To celebrate the success of UAE exporters by recognizing and awarding organizations that have demonstrated innovation, best practice and outstanding export achievement in Dubai and the UAE.

 

Objective

  • To recognize the contribution of exporters to the economies of Dubai/the UAE & encourage future growth.
  • To reward the contributions that exporters have made to the growth of the economy
  • To encourage potential exporters to consider benefits of setting up export related businesses in Dubai.
  • To promote a strong learning culture through the implementation of innovative export practices in the areas of promotion, brand awareness, research and development.
     

GENERAL RULES OF ENTRY

  1. All applications must be submitted officially to de.awards@dedc.gov.ae and the Terms & Conditions of Site use shall be followed.   
  2. Award Organizer will not be responsible for applications which may be incorrectly uploaded or not received. Applicants will receive a confirmation of their applications, failing which they may write to de.awards@dedc.gov.ae
  3. The decision of the judges shall be deemed final. The organizers will not be obliged to justify their decisions or enter into any correspondence with applicants on any disputes.
  4. Any information supplied by the applicant will be treated as commercial-in-confidence.
  5. Media coverage of the event is expected & applicants shall make themselves available for press interviews.
  6. Finalists in all categories are expected to attend the awards ceremony. Dates will be made available as soon as decided upon.
  7. The judging panel shall have the right to verify the information provided in application forms, if required.
  8. Submission of an application form indicates acceptance of the General Rules of Entry, terms and conditions. It is expected that all applicants will adhere to the same.

     

BENEFITS IN WINNING THE AWARDS

By winning the Dubai Export Awards exporters will have the opportunity to:

  • Receive DE and SGS Middle East Joint Certification & Mark as "Verified Exporter", subject to meeting criteria.  
  • Winning re-Exporters will receive full information on 5 verified sellers of a required product in selected markets to support their re-export/cross trade activity
  • Priority to manufacturers (Category: New Exporter, Innovative Exporter) for 1 year free exhibit at DE Permanent  Exhibition Hall at Export Resource Centre
  • 5 prioritized (free) DE Market Intelligence (QMA) Reports on global markets.
  • Use DE/DW Award logo on their letter heads/promotional material
  • Raise Winner profiles in local/international markets through publicity generated by Awards Program
  • Increase credibility amongst potential local and international buyers and customers. International experience demonstrate that Award winners have used their award to break into new global markets
  • Enhance reputation within the UAE business community in both the public and private sectors
  • Media attention: local media are invited to the special Award reception and encouraged to write articles on the ceremony
  • Network with other exporters in the UAE and share experiences – a genuine learning and best practice sharing opportunity that cannot be underestimated
  • Celebrate achievements with employees which can lead to greater levels of productivity through increased staff morale and teamwork.
  • Winners' companies logo & profile will be uploaded on Dubai Exports website & Social Media.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

Dubai Export Awards will be open to all organizations who export and/or re-export as part of their operations. Categories will be open to manufacturers, traders and services exporters. Two awards in each category will be presented.  The categories shall be as follows:

  1. New Exporter of the Year Award (for Manufacturers)
  2. Innovative Exporter of the Year Award (for Manufacturers)
  3. Emerging Re-Exporter of the Year Award (For Licensed Re-exporters, through Dubai)
  4. Champion Re-Exporter of the Year Award (For Licensed Re-exporters, through Dubai)

     

AWARD EVALUATION TEAM

An Evaluation Team was formed in September, 2015 by DE CEO, oversee the judging process of the awards, establish & review awards' criteria and all other relevant tasks. The evaluation shall strictly follow the criteria and scoring system as listed in subsequent sections.  

 

Award Category 1: New Exporter of the Year

Scoring Criteria

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 the following:

  • % Exports to Total Sales (Value in Current Year, CY) [EVAL. SCORE = 30%]
  • % Export value growth in last 1 year PY-CY [EVAL. SCORE = 30%]
  • % of Market Growth in last 1 year, PY-CY [EVAL. SCORE = 30%]
  • Use of DE Services in Current Year, CY – Yes/No [EVAL. SCORE = 10%]


Supporting Documents

  • Valid Industrial License Copy and a Certificate of Origin (UAE) that indicates manufacturing activity and UAE origin products.
  • Company or auditor Signed, Stamped Financial Statements showing Total Sales & Exports for CY and PY (Current and Previous years).  
  • Company or auditor Signed, Stamped Statements showing List of Markets exported to in the CY & PY.

 

Notes:

  • Information requested need to be applicable to only 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.
  • It is mandatory for exports to be done in CY. CY (Current year) total sales/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 exports were done in PY (Previous year), provide data for earlier year (PY-1), with justification for absence in 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 an Industrial/ Manufacturing license), registered in UAE and exporting through Dubai for at least 2 years and maximum 5 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.
  4. By filling/submitting application for the award, the company/ exporter, confirms through self-declaration, that all the information provided is authentic and with necessary evidences.
  5. All efforts shall be taken to fairly evaluate the applicants. Decision by the Awards Evaluation Committee shall be final and indisputable
  6.  Entries (along with complete evidences) must be submitted by email through Dubai Exports (de.awards@dedc.gov.ae) or as advised subsequently. Follow up can be done through the same mentioned email
  7. The entry submission process will start in Q4 of each year.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Exports by the company for the CY (Current year) is mandatory to qualify for each year's award cycle.
  13. First Winners of Dubai Exports Awards of the previous year (PY cycle) are not eligible to apply for the (CY) current cycle.

Award Category 2: Innovative Exporter of the Year

  Scoring Criteria

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 the following:

  • Number of new markets penetrated in Current Year, CY [EVAL. SCORE = 20%]
  • % 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%]
  • Product/Process modifications made to suit export markets (Number in Current Year, CY) [EVAL. SCORE = 30%]
  • Documented Export Strategy – Yes/No [EVAL. SCORE = 15%]
  • Availability of Quality/ Business Excellence Awards / Certification [EVAL. SCORE = 10%]



Supporting Documents

  • Valid Industrial License Copy and a Certificate of Origin (UAE) that indicates manufacturing activity and UAE origin products.
  • Company or auditor Signed, Stamped Financial Statements showing Total Sales & Exports for CY and PY (Current and Previous years).  
  • Company or auditor Signed, Stamped Statements showing List of Markets exported to in the CY & PY.   
  • Description of Product/Process/Packaging modifications made to suit different re-export markets in CY (Attach Signed and stamped 1 page description) 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:

  • Information requested need to be applicable to only 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.
  • It is mandatory for exports to be done in CY. CY (Current year) total sales/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 exports were done in PY (Previous year), provide data for earlier year (PY-1), with justification for absence in 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 an Industrial/ Manufacturing 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. By filling/submitting application for the award, the company/ exporter, confirms through self-declaration, that all the information provided is authentic and with necessary evidences. 
  5. All efforts shall be taken to fairly evaluate the applicants. Decision by the Awards Evaluation Committee shall be final and indisputable
  6. Entries (along with complete evidences) must be submitted by email through Dubai Exports (de.awards@dedc.gov.ae) or as advised subsequently. Follow up can be done through the same mentioned email.
  7. The entry submission process starts in Q4 of each year.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Exports by the company for the CY (Current year) is mandatory to qualify for each year's award cycle.
  13. First Winners of Dubai Exports Awards of the previous year (PY cycle) are not eligible to apply for the (CY) 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

 

 

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

 

Scoring Criteria

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

 

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 by email through Dubai Exports  de.awards@dedc.gov.ae  or as advised subsequently. Follow up can be done through the same mentioned email.
  8. The entry submission process will start in Q4 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. First Winners of Dubai Exports Awards of the previous year (PY cycle) are not eligible to apply for the (CY) current cycle.


Registration

Key Timelines (12th. Cycle ESEA Awards)

  • Entry Process Opens: 6 October 2019.
  • Entry Process Ends: 22 December 2019.
  • Winners Announcement: Q1, 2020.

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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