As with any other member of the European Union, France offers a direct access to the single European market and its partners. But the country has much more to offer. With the second-largest consumer market of the continent, and one that is also open and diversified, France is a major industrial power with a qualified and adaptable workforce. Its political environment is stable and the different governments have all pursue a policy of making the country an attractive place for direct investment. And with its gastronomy, awarded UNESCO World Heritage status, you might even enjoy doing research on the ground. A lot of research.
Foreign investors interested in the French market should be aware that their taxation rate is still one of the highest in the world. But the country also offers attractive operating costs and high-quality communication infrastructure, which help explain why so many of the largest companies in the world have decided to settle down there.
France is a modern and open market, and one of the main economic powers of the world. Its workforce can be costly, but it is one of the most effective and its economy has been planned to provide support to foreign investors. In this Getting to Global guide, we will guide you through the process of reaching France’s consumers, successfully making sales on ecommerce channels, and getting your products to reach the desired consumers.