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A Report on Support Measures for Small and Medium Enterprises

Chapter 2

The Committee's philosophy and consensus

Definition of SMEs

Philosophy and consensus

(Note 1) : There have been suggestions that criteria other than the number of employees, such as turnover or capital, may be used to define SMEs in a more comprehensive way. However, not all enterprises are currently required by the law to disclose their turnover or capital. Furthermore, the existing definition of SMEs is mainly for statistical and analytical purposes. Aiming to facilitate trade, the Government and various support organizations will try to serve enterprises to the best of their ability and only impose eligibility requirements on individual support services when necessary. The Committee therefore sees no need to adjust the existing definition of SMEs.


Chapter 3 : Present situation of SMEs and their challenges

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