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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 two 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.


Forms

Key Timelines (10th. Cycle ESEA Awards)

  • Online Entry Process Opens: October 1, 2017
  • Online Entry Process Ends: December 15th, 2017
  • Winners Announcement: At the 10th ESEA ceremony (Q1, 2018).

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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