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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 International Trade
    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.

The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in” the French Republic” are the following:

  1. To analyze the strengths of the French Economy and Foreign Trade;
  2. To know the business opportunities in the French Market;
  3. To analyze the trade relations of France with the country of the student;
  4. To know the French Free Trade Agreements as a member of the European Union;
  5. To understand the political and economic importance of France in the EU;
  6. To analyze the Africa-France Strategic Partnership;
  7. To develop a business plan for the French Market.

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Online Student Master in International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in France” belongs to the following Online Higher Educational Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Doctorate (DIB): European Business, World Trade.

Professional Doctorate in International Business (DIB). Online Education

Masters (MIB): International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB) - Online Education

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  1. Credits of the Subject “International Trade and Business in” France”: 3 ECTS;
  2. Duration: three weeks.

European Union, Masters, Doctorate, Courses, International Business, Foreign Trade Masters and Doctorate in International Business adapted to the French Students.

International Trade and Business in France:

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Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): EU International Relations

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

French Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements:

  1. France and the European Economic Area;
  2. European Union
    1. As a member of the European Union, France is a beneficiary of the EU Free trade agreements;
    2. European Single Market;
    3. EU Services Directive;
    4. European Digital Single Market;
    5. Economic and Monetary Union;
    6. European Customs Union.
  3. Indian Ocean Commission (Reunion Islands);
  4. Regional Cooperation Council (RCC);
  5. Central American Integration System (SICA) (observer country).

European Union-Chile Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): European Single Market

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement. Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate)

  1. World Trade Organization (WTO)
    1. WTO General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS);
    2. WTO Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS);
    3. WTO Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT);
    4. WTO Agreement on Preshipment Inspection (PSI);
    5. WTO Agreement on Safeguards (SG);
    6. WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).
  2. World Customs Organization (WCO)
    1. Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC).
  3. International Chamber of Commerce (ICC);
  4. Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail (COTIF);
  5. International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC);
  6. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO, Chicago Convention);
  7. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    1. International Convention for Safe Containers (CSC);
    2. Convention Relating to Temporary Admission (Istanbul Convention).
  8. Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea (Rotterdam Rules, UN);
  9. Convention on the Carriage of Goods by Sea (Hamburg Rules, UN);
  10. Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR, UN);
  11. International Road Transport Union (IRU)
    1. TIR Convention;
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport.
  12. International Union of Railways (UIC);
  13. International Chamber of Shipping (ICS);
  14. Uniform Rules concerning the Contract of International Carriage of Goods by Rail (CIM, CIT);
  15. Customs Convention on Containers (CCC, UN) - not a member.

International Maritime Organization (IMO) FAL Convention, SOLAS, Transport of goods by Sea

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European Trade and Economic Organizations of France

  1. European Union
    1. European Central Bank;
    2. European Investment Bank (EIB);
    3. EU-CELAC Summit.
  2. Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE);
  3. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE);
  4. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption (GRECO);
  5. Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures.

Online Education (Courses, Masters, Doctorate): Globalization and International Organizations

Global Organizations:

  1. United Nations (UN)
    1. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD);
    2. International Trade Centre (INTRACEN);
    3. Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL);
    4. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
  2. African Union (AU);
  3. Inter-American Development Bank (non-borrower);
  4. Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM);
  5. World Bank (WB);
  6. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC);
  7. International Organization of the Francophonie;
  8. World Trade Organization (WTO);
  9. Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP);
  10. Asian Development Bank (ADB);
  11. African Development Bank (AfDB);
  12. International Monetary Fund (IMF);
  13. International Chamber of Commerce (CCI);
  14. ...

France is an associate / observer country:

  1. Association of Caribbean States (AEC);
  2. Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation;
  3. Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS);
  4. Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC);
  5. Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries.

European Union Single Market. Free movement of people, services, capitals and goods

The French Republic (Europe).

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

Type of Government of France: Semi‑presidential Republic

The main religion in France: Catholicism (Christianity).

France belongs to the Western Civilization (European Economic Area).

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

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. Decentralized EU Agency in France:
    1. Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO): Angers.

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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).

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

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