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OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook 2019

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The new OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook presents the latest trends in performance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and provides a comprehensive overview of business conditions and policy frameworks for SMEs and entrepreneurs.

This year’s edition provides comparative evidence on business dynamism, productivity growth, wage gaps and export trends by firm size across OECD countries and emerging economies. It explores the implications of digitalisation and globalisation for market conditions and SME access to strategic resources such as finance, skills, technology, data and other innovation assets. The report gives comparative analysis of regulatory frameworks and policies to enhance contributions by SMEs and entrepreneurs, and delivers a forward-looking perspective on the opportunities and challenges SMEs and entrepreneurs face in doing business and scaling up their activities. It also contains country profiles outlining the latest developments in national SME performance and business conditions, with expanded country profiles available on line.

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Chile

Over the last two decades, Chile has put priority on making SME business environment more attractive. Since 2018, the government is developing Pymes.gob.cl, a new platform for easing SMEs and entrepreneurs’ interactions with the State. The programme integrates Tu Empresa En Un Día, the main platform for starting up a company, with complementary services such as electronic signature, access to bank accounts or digital municipal permits. In addition, the Office of Productivity and National Entrepreneurship (OPEN) was created in 2018, following OECD recommendations on regulatory policy and productivity. OPEN was responsible for proposing a project of Productivity and Regulatory Coherence Reports to the legislature. Besides, the 2019 Law of Payment in 30 Days sets a mandatory period for invoice payment, including by the public sector. The Law applies interests to late payments and foresees measures for simplifying invoice collection such as the Electronic Dispatch Guide.

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