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Business France

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Business France aims to promote exports, particularly from French SMEs, and to enhance France’s attractiveness as a destination among foreign investors.

The agency also develops and implements a communication and influence strategy to strengthen France’s economic image abroad.

Supporting the international development of businesses and their exports

Business France supports companies in their projects for exporting and expanding abroad. It helps them prepare and puts them in touch with commercial partners in target markets to foster the creation of business flows and sustain exports.

Informing and supporting foreign investors in France

Business France facilitates and supports foreign investors’ decision-making throughout business projects, drawing on its advisers and network of regional partners.

Promoting the attractiveness and economic image of France, its companies and its regions

Business France monitors the image and economic attractiveness of France internationally. It develops and implements a strategy to promote France and its regions, businesses and talents, and supports economic and international networks exerting influence.

Managing and developing international corporate internship (VIE) programme
The international corporate internship (VIE) programme enables French businesses to entrust professional assignments abroad (commercial, technical, engineering, marketing and finance projects, for example) to young specialists, for a period of between 6 and 24 months.

International cooperation

Business France carries out international cooperation activities, promoting its fields of expertise and strengthening its influence during international projects.

Updated: October 2022

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