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Public consultation on the review of the definition of Small- and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME)

March, 2018

Status: Closed

The Department for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs is seeking input from the citizens and organisations on the potential revisions or enhancements to the formal definition the European Commission uses for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

Contributions to this important consultation are especially sought from national and regional authorities, enterprises, business associations or organisations, venture capital providers, research and academic institutions, and individual citizens.

The definition of an SME is a vital part of the EU policies such as competition (state aid), structural funds, research and innovation (Horizon 2020). It is also utilised in some European administrative exemptions and reduced fees, such as for Regulation on registration, evaluation, authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH).

The European Commission is in the process of evaluating potential revision to some aspects of the SME definition. As part of this process the public consultation will allow any interested actor to provide input and feedback on the evaluation and impact assessment of the SME definition.

How to submit your views

For more information and/or to submit your response, please visit the Public consultation on the review of the SME definition web page (external site).

The closing date for your response is 6 May 2018.

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