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APEC small and Medium Enterprise Service Alliance
(APEC SMESA)

         APEC small and medium enterprise service alliance is in August 2001 in Shanghai APEC SME Ministerial Conference and the business forum, sponsored by China, and written into the APEC2001 SME business forum platform for action and proposals, through the eighth APEC SME ministerial meeting. This paper points out: in order to share the experience of the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, to better help those in urgent need for small and medium enterprise service members, APEC2001 years of small and medium enterprises and Industry Forum urged each member body to specify a small and medium enterprise service organizations to form a APEC SME Service alliance".

        With the support of the APEC economies, in November 18, 2003 -20 held in Zhejiang Province, China APEC SME Service Alliance was established, and held the first session of the APEC small and medium enterprise service alliance forum, officially established. At the meeting, through the APEC small and medium enterprise service alliance charter and the APEC small and medium enterprise service alliance declaration. The functions and tasks of the alliance are defined in the two documents.