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Insurance for SME development in the single market

The Enterprise Directorate-General of the European Commission has issued an invitation to tender for the analysis of the use and potential of factoring and credit insurance for SME development in the single market.

The tender is divided into two in accordance with the two types of insurance (credit and factoring), and each analysis should focus on four different aspects.

These include the importance of the relevant instrument at national level; the actual use and potential use of factoring or insurance for exporting companies; the conditions of access to the relevant instrument for SMEs; and the relation between the actual conditions of access and the potential level of use of the relevant instrument by SMEs.

The contractor(s) will be required to make an initial analysis of the use of factoring and credit insurance in the different countries of the EU, and examine the conditions of access to the relevant instrument within the EU, identifying cost and obstacles to access. Furthermore they should establish a link between the conditions of access and the potential level of use for the export and development capacity of SMEs. A final report should be drafted with recommendations for eventual policy actions to be taken to stimulate the use of credit insurance or factoring in the single market. Throughout the project the contractor should remain in close contact with the Commission services whilst the analysis progresses, with occasional meetings at the Commission's offices in Brussels.

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Evaluation
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