SMART Exporter of the Month Scheme – Overview
Dubai Chamber of Commerce launched the SME Exporter of the Month initiative in 2009, under the name SME Exporter of the Quarter. The initiative was changed in 2010 to make it a monthly event due to its popularity and success.
The Exporter of the Month is launched under the supervision of Dubai Chamber of Commerce’s Business Support Department to highlight the achievements of Dubai exporters and re- exporters. It is a monthly recognition scheme to recognize, support, and encourage the export performance of its members. This recognition, which comes in line with Dubai Chamber of Commerce’s strategic objectives of creating a favorable business environment and supporting the development of businesses in Dubai, while enhancing their competiveness in the domestic and overseas markets.
The data for the selection of the recognition is retrieved from Dubai Chamber of Commerce’s Certificate of Origin database. Each month, the selection is based on one specific criterion including the highest export value, the highest number of markets exported to, the highest number of certificates of origin and the recent start-up company with the highest export value.
The Exporter of the Month aims to recognize and to support the export and re- export performance of Dubai Chamber of Commerce members by showcasing successful companies.
All (re) exporting Dubai Chamber of Commerce Members, including Free Zone companies that are members of Dubai Chamber of Commerce.
All exporting and re- exporting companies registered and in good standing with Dubai Chamber of Commerce will be considered. Eligible nominees are selected based on their exporting and/or re- exporting activities documented by the Chamber during the past month. As such, companies cannot apply themselves for this recognition. The criteria are set as follows:
- The company must be a Dubai based company
- Local as well as foreign companies (based in Dubai) are eligible
- The company must be a member of Dubai Chamber of Commerce
- The company must be involved in exporting to other countries. This may be also reexports
- originating from other countries
Benefits for the winning company
- Increased company credibility with regards to potential customers and competitors.
- Increased visibility through a media/ publicity campaign.
- Increased marketing options for the awarded company.
The winners of the “Exporter of the Month” Scheme will be recognized by the President & CEO during an exclusive ceremony held at Dubai Chamber of Commerce premises.