Barriers to small business preference programs under EU Law

The world is evolving towards a harmonized set of rules across a variety of topics. One of the many areas where harmonization is occurring is in the field of government
acquisition. One of the many important areas of harmonization within government acquisition relates to how small businesses should be supported by governments in the area of government acquisition.

The United States has a long history of zealously supporting small business. United States’ efforts to support small business originally consisted of relatively simple efforts to facilitate the stability and growth of small businesses for the benefit of the U.S. industrial base.3 U.S. efforts have evolved, however, into what is now a complex collection of small business programs.

William T. Kirkwood
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