Award Categories

The Awards are presented to top exporting companies based on the industries in which they operate in. In this regard, there are 6 industry groups plus one industry group for services. Companies are evaluated by independent judges based on prescribed criteria.

The seven ‘Top Industry Awards’ comprise the following industry groups:

Electrical & Electronics Award

Recognising outstanding international success in the field of production and exporting consumer or industrial electrical & electronic products, parts or components.

This industry category includes manufactures of adapters, capacitors, circuit breakers, connectors, diodes, insulators, integrated circuits and computer hardware and components, air-conditioners, refrigerators and audio visual equipment.

Oil & Gas Award

Recognising outstanding international success in the field of exploration, producing and exporting oil and gas related products including exploration, oil abstraction, renting or producing of relevant machinery specifically for oil and gas industry only.

This industry category includes manufactures of actuators, centrifugal pumps, valves and related communication equipment and the provision of services relating thereto.

Chemical, Mineral & Alloy Award

Recognising outstanding international success in the field of chemicals, minerals and alloys or metal related products including but not limited to the mining or supply of raw material, production, storage and processing of chemicals.

This industry category includes organic and inorganic chemicals, oleochemicals, petrochemicals, resins and dyes.

Agriculture Award

Recognising outstanding international success in the field of agriculture-based commodities such as palm oil, rubber, timber, cocoa, tobacco, vegetables, fruits, nuts, plants, flowers, prepared/processed food and beverages, livestock and fish products.

This industry category also includes companies that are involved in any activity concerned with culturing, processing, preserving, storing, marketing and/or selling the fresh agricultural products or the relevant semi-finished goods or finished goods processed from the said agricultural products.

Machinery, Equipment & Automation Award

Recognising outstanding international success in the field of production and export of machinery, equipment and automation including agricultural machinery, boilers, construction machinery, food processing machinery and their parts or components.

Other Industries Award

Recognising outstanding international success in the field of exporting products that is not in any of the industry categories mentioned above from 1 to 5.

Services Award

Recognising outstanding international success in the field of export of services or of provision of services to foreigner(s) including inbound services rendered in Malaysia such as tourism, education, healthcare services, etc. To be included under this category, the principal part of the supply or work performed shall be in services even though some physical goods may be supplied e.g. repairs and maintenance.

This industry category also includes professional services, construction-related services, printing and publishing, logistics and information, communication and technology (ICT) services but does not include services provided to the industry categories above.

Tiers

The above award categories are sub-categories into three tiers by annual sales turnover are set out in the table below. The annual sales turnover will be based on each company’s latest audited financial statements.

Annual Sales Turnover
(RM' mil)
1st to 6th Top Industry Awards
(Products)
7th Top Industry Awards
(Services)
Small and medium enterprise Up to RM50 mil Up to RM20 mil
Mid-tier company > RM50 mil & up to RM500 mil > RM20 mil - RM 100 mil
Large company > RM500 mil > RM 100 mil

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

In order to qualify as an applicant for any of the seven Top Industry Awards listed above, the company must meet the following requirements:

  • The company is duly incorporated in Malaysia in accordance with the Companies Act 2016. [Please note that a company registered under the Companies Act 1965 is deemed to have been registered under the Companies Act 2016];
  • For a group of companies* (“the Group”), only those companies incorporated in Malaysia in accordance with the Companies Act 2016 are eligible to apply either individually or as a Proforma Group.
  • At least 50% of the revenue of the company or the Group* was generated from exports in the past three (3) consecutive financial years; and
  • Must submit audited financial statements for the past three (3) consecutive financial years.

SPECIAL AWARDS CATEGORIES

Special Awards
Halal Products

The special award is awarded to the company that has outstanding international success in its export of halal products to overseas.

In order to qualify as an applicant for the Special Award for Halal Products, the company must meet the following requirements:

  • The company is duly incorporated in Malaysia in accordance with the Companies Act 2016;
  • For a group of companies* (“the Group”), only those companies incorporated in Malaysia in accordance with the Companies Act 2016 are eligible to apply either individually or as a Proforma Group.
  • At least 25% of the revenue of the company or the Group* was generated from exports of halal products in the past two (2) consecutive financial years;
  • It is mandatory for Halal certificate(s) to be furnished for the exported halal product(s); and
  • Must submit audited financial statements for the past two (2) consecutive financial years.

Special Awards
Exporter of the year

The Exporter of the Year Award is the pinnacle award for EEA. There will be three winners; an Exporter of the Year Award for each of the three tiers i.e. Small and Medium Enterprises, Mid-Tier Companies and Large Companies.

No application is required for this award as the winner in each of the seven Top Industry Awards in each turnover sub-category (Small and Medium Enterprises, Mid-Tier Companies and Large Companies) will automatically qualify to be considered for this Award. This Award will be evaluated by independent judges.

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