This diploma can be awarded to persons or companies based abroad, including the subsidiaries of Danish companies.
Any exporter of Danish products or services, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Danish Export Association can nominate their customers abroad or other candidates, as possible recipients of the award.
Prior to consideration by the Jury, the nominations sent to the Danish Export Association from Danish manufacturers will be investigated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the relevant country. The nominations sent from abroad will be investigated by the Danish Export Association through the Danish manufacturer who form the background for the nomination.
The decision on awarding the Diploma and Medal is made by a jury, consisting of His Royal Highness Prince Henrik, four representatives appointed by the Executive Committee of the Danish Export Association, and a representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
HRH Prince Henrik is the Chairman of the Jury and Chairman of the Danish Export Association is the Deputy Chairman. In special instances, another member of the Danish Export Association can be authorised as Deputy Chairman. Decisions are made by a unanimous agreement in the Jury.
In reaching its decision, the Jury considers whether achievement in promoting Danish products or services in the country concerned has been outstanding over a number of years, and results are judged with respect to both quantity and rate of increase. An unusual effort under special market conditions may also qualify the nominee for the award.
The Diploma and Medal are awarded by HRH Prince Henrik in the recipient's country.The Danish ambassador or another relevant person can present the award on behalf of His Royal Highness.
The Diploma is signed by HRH Prince Henrik and the Chairman of the Danish Export Association, the Ambassador or Consul-General to the country concerned, or another person appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Recipients have the right to use the award symbol on their letterheads and in conjunction with their company logo, and in their work promoting Danish products and services.
The Jury can withdraw permission for the above if the criteria for the award have changed to a significant degree.
The Diploma and Medal are provided by the Danish Export Association, but the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is responsible for its despatch and handing over.
Changes to the statutes
Changes to these statutes are subject to decision by the Executive Committee of the Danish Export Association at the request of the Jury.