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A business enterprise is an economic unit that covers its expenditure fully or at least mainly with income from sales, interests, dividends or insurance premiums. The principal objective of a business enterprise is to produce goods or services for sales on the market at prices that cover their production costs or to serve business enterprises engaged in such activity.
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- Valid until (31 December 2078)