Foreign Affiliation Rules

How do SBA’s affiliation rules at 13 C.F.R. 121.301(f) apply with regard to counting the employees of foreign and U.S. affiliates?

An applicant must count all of its employees and the employees of its U.S. and foreign affiliates, unless they have an exception to the affiliation rules. Business concerns seeking to qualify as a “small business concern” under section 3 of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632) on the basis of the employee-based size standard must do the same.