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09:43 Aug 30, 2006
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Economics / productivity
French term or phrase: mesure de recours
The context is the transcription of the proceedings of an AGIPHARM conference.
I imagine that 'mesure de recours' is an appeal procedure but I don't understand the implications. Perhaps some of our US colleagues can explain.

"Il paraît que le Small Business Act est un facteur très important de développement et de l'innovation aux Etats-Unis. Dans le paysage français, une démarche identique à celle du Small Business Act qui oblige les petites entreprises à une mesure de recours dans le cadre des appels d'offres publics serait-elle souhaitable?"
Pamela Hewitt
Local time: 16:40

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2 +1means of recourse
xxxF Schultze

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means of recourse

I am not familiar with the Small Business Act, I must admit. Like you say it sounds like some sort of appeal procedure. At first I read oblige as obligate which is how obliger is usually used. Didn't make sense. However, obliger also means to oblige (one of those ambiguities that make French so exciting and challenging in a positive sense - to me anyway) - that is oblige as in helping or doing a favor. Then it makes more sense.

"... which helps small businesses with a means of recourse in (the area of) public tenders ..."

Note added at 1 hr (2006-08-30 11:22:31 GMT)

That is true. It did strike my mind. I don't know how to explain the "à". However, Frenchmen also err from time to time in the use of "à" vs "de". Or maybe "avec" would sound better here. Grammar/syntax apart, I can't imagine any other interpretation than the SBA favors small businesses by making life simpler for them when they bid on public tenders. Let's hope someone who knows about these things comes by, or I'm afraid you'll just have to start reading http://www.sba.gov/library/lawroom.html ;-)

xxxF Schultze
United States
Local time: 11:40
Native speaker of: Native in DanishDanish

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