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Joint venture

A joint venture is a business arrangement, in which at least two parties commit to undertake a clearly defined financial action together. Enterprises use joint ventures widely also to gain access to foreign markets.

Validity of the definition

  • 1 November 2004 - 31 October 2006

Source organisation

  • EU