This document outlines changes that have been made to the community customs code and how this may affect local business. There are also comments from lawyers, which are helpful for anyone looking to review their license and sale agreements. Prepared by: DS Avocats.
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Regulatory Agency Sites
The Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the securities and financial markets segments of the Financial Services Industry in France. The site contains news releases, publications, consultation and regulation information, and laws.
The French Telecommunications and Post Regulator (ARCEP) regulates telecommunications and postal services. The site provides news, publications, major files, and reports concerning the industry.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food of the Forest is responsible for the regulation of agriculture, fisheries, forestry, and food. The site provides information on various agricultural sectors, the members of the department, press releases, publications, and media. The majority of the website is only available in French, but an "English contents" section is available. This section lists articles and videos that summarize issues the ministry deems important.
France's Ministry of Social Affairs and Health oversees issues of social exclusion, unemployment, racism, sexism, and social justice. The Ministry is also responsible for regulating the public healthcare facilities and managing the health insurance sector of the French Social Security system. They also set prices pertaining to healthcare goods and services. Their site includes ministry information, campaigns, press documents, statistics, and publications. Only available in French.
The National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) is responsible for the oversight and regulation of the French Healthcare Industry. This site contains information on news, activities, publications, and services as provided by the ANSM. Only available in French.
The Higher Audiovisual Council (CSA) is responsible for regulating broadcasting in France. The CSA allocates frequencies to broadcasters, protects consumers, resolves disputes, and ensures the protection of French culture in broadcasts. General information about the council is available in English; however, the rest of the site, including television and radio information, interactive services, press releases and legal documents, is only available in French.
American Chamber of Commerce in France (AmCham) is an organization designed to represent the interests of businesses in France. The Chamber helps American companies integrate effectively into the French business environment and allows companies in France to build closer ties to American markets. The site includes events, membership services, information on doing business in the U.S. and France, and news.
The Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI) of Martinique provides economic, business, and industry services and information for the Martinique region. The site includes dividend information, entrepreneurial support, business development and education, and news. Only available in French.
The Chambers of Commerce and Industry of France (CCI de France) is a national public establishment providing a network focused on the sharing of skills and experience for the French Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The site contains news, industry information, activity reports, chamber locations, training, online services, and guides. Only available in French.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France provides information on the French culture, economy, foreign policy, and society. The site also contains information on the ministry and doing business in France.
UBiFrance is the official business-to-business directory for French exporters and suppliers. The site provides a listing of trade opportunities as well as company information for businesses in its directory. To post or respond to a trade request, a free member registration is required.
The French Marketing Association (AFM) is the French association of marketing academics. The site provides information about activities and services provided by the organization and resources for researchers, as well as a blog. A membership with the organization is required to access all features of the site. Only available in French.
Nord France Invest provides the investor with pertinent information about the business environment in northern France. This includes locations, legal structures, infrastructure, business sector profiles, news, events, and resource links. In addition, key investment figures are available in PDF for download.
This publication of Enterprise Ireland, Winning Business in France, discusses France's demographic, political, investing, and economic landscape for business opportunities. Opens in PDF.