Developing Strategies to Overcome Challenges Faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Accessing Government Procurement Markets in the Asia-Pacific Region, September 2003

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Developing Strategies to Overcome Challenges Faced by Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Accessing Government Procurement Markets in the Asia-Pacific Region, September 2003

Publication Number

APEC#203-CT-01.9

Published Date

September 2003

Type of Publication

Reports

Publications Under

CTI Sub-Fora & Industry Dialogues Groups, Committee on Trade and Investment(CTI)

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Pages

48

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Description

Two APEC-GPEG workshops designed to consider Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) access to government procurement markets in the Asia-Pacific region were conducted in September 2003. The key deliverables expected from the workshops was to identify inhibitors facing SMEs when seeking access to government procurement markets within the Asia-Pacific region and to identify possible solutions to the impediments identified.

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Background
  • The Economic Contribution of SMEs
  • Government Procurement and SMEs
  • Workshop Methodology
  • Workshop Output
  • Conclusion and Recommendations
  • References
  • Appendix