Economic Diplomacy & Foreign Trade

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Foreign trade performance for the first half of 2019

France’s foreign trade figures for the first half of 2019 were published this morning, August 7 at 8:45 am, by the customs authorities (for trade in goods) and the Banque de France (for trade in services).
Thanks to the fact that exports were stronger than imports, our trade deficit in the (…)

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Economic diplomacy: a political priority

The promotion of France’s economic interests is one of the main missions of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, both in France and through its network abroad, and of the Business France agency.
French economic diplomacy has several goals:

  • Supporting our businesses in exporting to foreign markets;
  • Attracting foreign investment to our country to create jobs;
  • Adapting the European and international regulatory framework to support our defensive and offensive economic interests;
  • Showcasing the buoyancy of our businesses, and start-ups in particular.

The Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, the Minister for European Affairs and the Minister of State are fully committed to this mission and discuss economic issues on all their visits abroad.

Updated: February 2019