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Foreign Investments in France

Foreign Investments in France

Updated on Monday 18th April 2016

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France is an ideal location for international businesses and investors who want to have access to the world’s largest consumer market, the European Union. France has the second largest economy in Europe and the fifth largest one in the world. The country is not only an important destination for business, but also one of the most renowned countries in the world - a leading tourist destination, France’s indistinguishable charm attracted more than 80 million visitors in 2013.
Investors who choose to base their offices in France have access to a strong and diverse economy. France has numerous overseas territories that extend throughout the world and also has the second largest exclusive economic zone. France values the quality of its exported products and French companies are renewed worldwide. Approximately 30 French companies are included in the world’s top 500 companies. 
Paris is one of the most sought after locations for multinational companies, along with other cities like London of Frankfurt. Besides being one of the most visited cities in the world, Paris is also a leading investment center.
If you want to choose France as a business destination, our French law firm can help you make the first steps towards investing in the country.

Reasons for investing in France

Some of the most important advantages that attract foreign investments in France are the country’s geographical position in the center of Europe, its skilled workforce, a wide industrial base and the country’s reputation as an important producer of agricultural goods.
France is one of the top ten economies in the world and it is ranked second in Europe in terms of hourly productivity. France is home to an important number of qualified researchers and the availability of qualified workforce makes France a leading innovation center for research and development.
Doing business in France is easy for foreign companies because they enjoy the same support as domestic ones. Another advantage is the reduced amount of time necessary for establishing a business in France. Investors can choose the appropriate type of company according to their specific business needs. Our French lawyers can tell you more about the particularities of each legal entity in France.

Investments in the French economy

France is one of the largest recipients of foreign direct investment among the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries. The French economy is primarily a service economy and the country is also an important importer and exporter in the European Union and worldwide. The trading sector and the agricultural sector are very well developed in France. However, the tourism sector is one of the most attractive business options for investors in France. France is ranked as one of the top destinations in the world (in 2012 it was ranked as the first tourist destination in the world).
France is not only an economic destination, with more than 600 foreign investors choosing the country every year because of its competitiveness. France dictates a certain standard for business. 
If you need more information about foreign investments in France and you want to incorporate a company in this country, please contact our law firm in France


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