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Business in France, Paris. French Economy

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Syllabus of the Subject

France: third European economy, Paris. Trade Relations with Africa

  1. Introduction to the French Republic (EU)
  2. French Economy
    1. France: one of the political and economic leaders of the EU
    2. Information and communication technologies in France
  3. 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
  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

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

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 student's country
  4. To know the French Free Trade Agreements as a member of the EU
  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

Online Student Master in International Business

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

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

EU, Masters, International Business Trade Masters adapted to French Students.

Languages: Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Francia Study Doctorate 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

Foreign Trade and Business in the EU Countries

International Trade and Business in France:

Trans-European Transport Corridors

related to France:
  1. Atlantic Corridor (Portugal-Germany)
  2. North Sea-Mediterranean Corridor (Ireland, France)
  3. Access to the North Sea-Baltic Transport Corridor

EU International Relations

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

French Preferential Access and Trade Agreements:

  1. France and the European Economic Area
  2. The EU
    1. As a member of the EU, France is a beneficiary of the EU Trade Agreements
    2. European Single Market
    3. The 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
  5. SICA (observer country)

European Single Market

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention
  3. ICC
  4. COTIF Convention
  5. BIC (Containers)
  6. Chicago Convention (ICAO)
  7. IMO
    1. Convention for Safe Containers
    2. Istanbul Convention
  8. Rotterdam Rules
  9. Hamburg Rules
  10. CMR Convention
  11. IRU
    1. TIR Convention
    2. Guidelines on Safe Load Securing for Road Transport
  12. International Union of Railways (UIC)
  13. ICS
  14. CIM & CIT Rules (Rail)
  15. Customs Convention on Containers - not a member

The EU and Their Institutions

European Trade and Economic Organizations of France

  1. The EU
  2. UNECE
  3. OSCE
  4. Group of States of the European Council Convention against Corruption
  5. OECD
    1. OECD anti-corruption measures

Globalization and International Organizations

  1. UN
  2. African Union
  3. Inter-American Development Bank (non-borrower)
  4. Asia-Europe Meeting
  5. WB
  6. ECLAC
  7. OIF
  8. WTO
  9. ESCAP
  10. Asian Development Bank
  11. African Development Bank
  12. IMF
  13. ICC
  14. ...

France is an associate / observer country:

  1. AEC
  2. Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation
  3. Council of the Baltic Sea States
  4. PECC
  5. CPLP

  1. Capital of France: Paris
  2. Official Language: French
  3. Area of France: 643,801 km²
  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 UK (submarine tunnel)
  7. Abolition of Slavery in France: 1848 (Victor Schoelcher)
  8. Pierre Teilhard of Chardin

Type of Government of France: Semi‑presidential Republic

The main religion in France: Catholicism (Christianity).

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

France belongs to the European Economic Area.

North Sea-Mediterranean Transport Corridor (Ireland, UK, 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 GDP
    2. Eighth largest economy in purchasing power
  2. France is the third largest economy in the EU (behind Germany and the UK - 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 GDP, 75% of the population)
  7. Decentralized EU Agency in France:
    1. Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO): Angers

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Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

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 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 UK, Belgium, the U.S., 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 U.S., the UK, 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
  8. The largest French Port is Le Havre
  9. Headquarters of the International Union of Railways (UIC) and the International Bureau of Containers and Intermodal Transport (BIC)

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