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II. Outline of the Small and Medium Enterprise Basic Law
The Previous Small and Medium Enterprise Basic Law
The New Small and Medium Enterprise Basic Law
   

[ Policy Concept ]

[ Policy Concept ]

Rectify the Gap between LE & SMEs in terms of productivity
Developing and growing a wide range of independent SMEs for greater economic vitality
 

( Expectation of SMEs )

- Creation of New Business

- Promotion of Market Competition

- Increase of Attractive Job Opportunities

- Vitalization of Regional Economy

   

[ Policy System ]

[ Policy System ]

Upgrading in Structure of SMEs
(Improving Productivity)

- Modernization of Facilities

- Improvement of Technology

- Rationalization of Business Management

- Optimization of Corporate Scale

- Arrangement of Joint Operation for Business

- Commercial and Services Sectors

- Change of Business

- Labor Related Policies

Supporting Self-help Efforts for Business Innovation and Start-ups
(Support for Ambitious Enterprises)

- Promoting Business Innovation
(Support for Technology, Equipment, Intangible Management Resources, etc.)

- Promoting Start-ups
(Information Services, Training, Programs, Facilitating Fund Supply, etc.)

- Promotion of Venture
(R&D, Supportive Human Resources, Fund Raising through Stocks, Bonds, etc.)

   
Rectification of Disadvantages
(Improving Trading Conditions)

- Prevention of Excessive Competition

- Rationalization of Transaction with Subcontracting

- Securing Opportunities of Business Activities

- Ensuring Opportunities for Procurement of Receiving Orders from Government etc.

- Export Promotion

- Coordination of Relation with Import Goods

Strengthening of Management Base
(Enhancement of Management Resources)

- Ensuring Managerial Resources

. Equipment

. Technology (SBIR, Collaboration among Ind., Univ. and Gov., etc.)

. Human Resources, Information

. Establishing Core Support Center, etc.

- Facilitating Collaboration and Joint Operation

- Vitalization of Industrial and Commercial Agglomeration

- Labor Related Policies

- Rationalization of Transaction

- Ensuring Opportunities for Procurement of Receiving Orders from Government etc.

   
The Previous Small and Medium Enterprise Basic Law
The New Small and Medium Enterprise Basic Law
   
 
Facilitating Apt Responses by Enterprise for Abrupt Environmental Change
(Providing Necessary Safety Net)

- Stabilizing Business Management and Facilitating Change of Business, etc.

- Provision of Mutual Relief System, and
Legal System of Bankruptcy

   
Finance and Taxation (Common Policy Tools)

- Facilitating Appropriate Fund Lending

- Enhancement of Business Capital, and Optimizing Tax Burden

Finance and Taxation (Common Measures)

- Facilitating Fund Supply

- Enhancement of its Capital in Enterprise, and Optimizing Tax Burden

Establishing Various Ways to Supply Fund including Direct Financing

   
Consideration for Small-Scale enterprises
Consideration for Small-Scale enterprises
   
   

[ Definition ]

[ Definition ]

Industries Capital Size
(million yen)
Number of employees
Manufacturing and Others 100 or less 300 or less
Wholesale 30 or less 100 or less
Retail 10 or less 50 or less
Services
Industries Capital Size
(million yen)
Number of employees
Manufacturing and Others 300 or less 300 or less
Wholesale 100 or less 100 or less
Retail 50 or less 50 or less
Services 100 or less
   

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