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Business in France, Paris

Syllabus of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in France. Paris

  1. Introduction to the French Republic (European Union)
  2. French Economy
    1. France: one of the political and economic leaders of the European Union
    2. Information and communication technologies in France
  3. Doing Business in Paris
  4. French Foreign Trade (Import, Export)
    1. Political, economic and cultural relations with the African Francophone countries
    2. Strategic Partnership between Africa and France
    3. Strategic importance of the Francophonie
  5. French Foreign direct investment (FDI)
  6. Main French Companies
  7. Case Studies:
    1. Michelin
    2. Alstom
    3. Essilor
    4. L’Oréal
    5. Danone
    6. Carrefour
  8. Access to the French Market
  9. Business Plan for France
Transport Corridors related to France:
  1. Atlantic Transport Corridor (Portugal-Spain-France-Germany)
  2. North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor (Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France)
  3. Access to the North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor

French Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements

  1. France and the European Economic Area
  2. European Union
  3. As a member of the European Union, France is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements with Algeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, South Korea, India, Mexico, MERCOSUR, Chile, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia etc. besides the Customs Union with Turkey

The objectives of the Subject “Doing Business in the French Republic” are the following:

  1. To analyse the strengths of the French Economy and Foreign Trade (Import, Export, FDI)
  2. To know the business opportunities in the French Market
  3. To analyse the trade relations of France with the country of the student
  4. To know the French Free Trade Agreements (FTA) as a member of the European Union
  5. To understand the political and economic importance of France in the EU
  6. To analyse the Africa-France Strategic Partnership
  7. To develop a business plan for the French Market
The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Francebelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Doctorates: European Business, World Trade
  2. Masters: Business in Europe, International Business, Foreign Trade

Students, Online Master in International Business

European Union, Master, International Business, Foreign Trade Masters and Doctorates in International Business adapted to the French Students

Learning materials in Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Francia Study, Master in International Business in French France Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese França.

  1. Credits of the Subject “Doing Business in France”: 3 ECTS
  2. Duration: three weeks

Atlantic Transport Corridor (Portugal-Spain-France-Germany)

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Description of the Subject: Doing Business in France:

The French Republic (Europe)

  1. Capital of France: Paris
  2. Official Language: French
  3. Area of France: 643,801 square kilometres
  4. Population of France: 67 million people
  5. Type of Government of France: Semi‑presidential Republic
  6. Borders of France: Monaco, Italy, Spain, Andorra, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Switzerland
  7. France has a Maritime border with the United Kingdom (submarine tunnel)
  8. Abolition of Slavery in France: 1848 (Victor Schoelcher)

North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor (Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France)

The main religion in France: Catholicism (Christianity)

France belongs to the Western Civilisation (European Economic Area)

Economy of France.

  1. The French Republic is a highly developed market being the:
    1. Fifth largest economy in the world by nominal gross domestic product
    2. Eighth largest economy in purchasing power
  2. France is the third largest economy in the European Union (behind Germany and the United Kingdom - BREXIT-)
  3. GDP (nominal) of France: 1,944 Billions Euros
  4. GDP per capita: 27,100 Euros
  5. France is the most visited country in the world (82 million tourists per year)
  6. The economy of the French Republic is heavily based on services (76% of the gross domestic product, 75% of the population)
  7. Decentralised EU Agency in France:
    1. Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO): Angers

French Foreign Trade.

  1. France ranks second in the world regarding the service exports and agricultural products
  2. The French Republic makes 70% of his foreign trade with its European Union (EU) partners
  3. French foreign trade has a surplus in export products trade balance
  4. Germany imports 14% of the French exports, followed by Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the United States, the Netherlands, Switzerland and China
  5. Of the total of the imported products of France, 16% are originated in Germany followed by Belgium, Italy, China, Spain, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland and Japan
  6. The main French Exports are machinery, mechanical appliances, vehicles, Air navigation and pharmaceutical products
  7. The French Republic is the second most attractive European country for Foreign direct investment (FDI)
  8. As a member of the European Union, France is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements with Algeria, Ivory Coast, South Africa, South Korea, India, Mexico, MERCOSUR, Chile, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon
  9. The largest French Port is Le Havre
  10. Headquarters of the International Union of Railways (UIC) and the International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)

European Union-Chile Free Trade Agreement (Course)

International Economic Relations of France

  1. European Union
  2. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  3. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
  4. International Chamber of Commerce (CCI)
  5. Inter-American Development Bank (non-borrower)
  6. Asia-Europe Economic Meeting (ASEM)
  7. World Bank
  8. Indian Ocean Commission (Reunion Islands)
  9. International Organisation of the Francophonie
  10. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  11. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
  12. Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  13. International Monetary Fund
  14. Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  15. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption (GRECO)
  16. Regional Cooperation Council
  17. Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  18. African Union (AU)
  19. ...

North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor (Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium)

France is also an associate / observer country:

  1. Association of Caribbean States (AEC)
  2. Organisation of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation
  3. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  4. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  5. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)

Examples of the Subject - Foreign Trade and Business in France:

Generalised System of Preferences (GSP, Course)

Bollore Logistics

Pierre Teilhard of Chardin
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Victor Schoelcher

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