Supporting French businesses abroad

Exports are key to the growth of our economy and our companies. In 2018, a total of 125,283 companies exported.

The Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs promotes the international development of French companies and supports government action focused on competitiveness, growth and jobs.

In diplomatic posts abroad, ambassadors and their advisers are committed to making it easier for our businesses to access international markets. In 2017, diplomatic posts were working hard on 6,821 projects throughout the network to promote exports among public and private decision-makers. They facilitated the signature of some 100 major contracts (worth over €10 million).

In addition, Business France, which is co-run by the Foreign Ministry, supported nearly 11,000 companies in 2018.