Dubai, UAE: MEGlobal received an exclusive SME Exporter of the Month award from the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry for obtaining the highest export value in January of 2013. The award was given in a ceremony at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry on July 15.

H.E. Hamad Buamim, Director General, Dubai Chamber, congratulated the companies and presented their representatives with a certificate of recognition and an SME Exporter of the Month trophy.

Additional recognized companies are: Royal Golden General Trading for achieving the highest number of markets exported to in February; DIA 33, a recent start-up which reached the highest export value in March; Schneider Electric for applying for the highest number of certificates of origin in April; and Ashour Trading FZCO for being the company with the highest export growth rate in May.

H.E. Buamim highlighted the importance of the SME Exporter of the Month initiative for Dubai Chamber in supporting the development of business and creating a favorable business environment in Dubai.

He said: “Since the inception of our SME Exporter of the Month initiative Dubai Chamber has awarded more than 40 companies. These have been high performing enterprises, which are leading by example and helping to drive growth in Dubai’s trade sector.”

“Trade is a pillar of Dubai’s economy and our SME members play an essential role in its growth and development through their exports and re-exports. Our SME Exporter of the Month initiative encourages our members to improve their performance, which in turn helps to accelerate the emirate’s economic growth,” he said.

Top officials of the recipient companies expressed their gratitude to Dubai Chamber for the support provided to them. They said the SME Exporter of the Month recognition encourages positive and healthy competition which yields benefits to their company and helped to increase the overall competitiveness of Dubai businesses.

Dubai Chamber 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.