Economic diplomacy – Health – Launch by Jean Marc Ayrault of the “French Healthcare, exporting excellence” label (Quai d’Orsay - March 15, 2017)

On March 15, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault will conclude a conference called “French Healthcare: Exporting Excellence.”

Matthias Fekl, minister of state for foreign trade, the promotion of tourism, and French nationals abroad, and Jean-Marie Le Guen, minister of state for development and Francophonie, will open this event.

The conference, which will feature the main players involved in France’s healthcare sector, will launch the “French Healthcare” label. A public-private initiative, this “export label” is designed to boost the promotion of French healthcare products.

At €28.7 billion, healthcare products are France’s third-largest export, adding €3.3 billion to France’s trade balance in 2015. France has four of the world’s 25 most innovative public research institutes, according to the Thomson-Reuters ranking.

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