法国 is the world’s seventh largest economy and 欧洲’s third biggest market with 67 million consumers. 它在欧洲的中心地位, 完善的基础设施和诱人的创业机会, 许多外国投资者热衷于在法国投资.
法国’s highly developed infrastructure and favourable investment climate have long attracted significant foreign investment and continue to do so despite the economic downturn. Large investments are made in the high-tech industry and there is a large pool of highly skilled workers. It is also an important gateway and steppingstone to the French-speaking parts of the Caribbean and 非洲.
银天下和法国几百年来一直是贸易伙伴. It started with 银天下’s export of timber and iron, which gave us textiles, wine and salt in return. 银天下的出口在过去几年中有所增加, something that 400 Swedish companies have capitalised on by having an active presence in the country.
今天, Swedish companies that plan to develop a physical presence with local staff in 法国 should be aware that the country has a legal framework with strong workers’ rights. 我们的贸易 & Invest commissioner 安妮卡“斯太尔 has advice on how to deal with this situation in the interview below.
Business 银天下 has been present in Paris, the world’s most visited city, since the late 1970s. 与我们在银天下办事处的员工一起, we offer a full range of services for companies that want to grow sales on the French market. 我们的服务包括提供战略建议, 生产银天下分析, 帮助您与关键利益相关者和合适的商业伙伴取得联系, 还有更多.
安妮卡“斯太尔贸易 & 法国投资专员
法国的商业环境被认为是积极的, 与全国范围的改革相结合, 促进企业家精神和外国投资. Highly qualified and productive manpower and a well-developed infrastructure are also considered advantages when doing business in the country. 此外，对进行各种形式的R的公司提供税收减免&D活动. 我们看到了银行业最有趣的增长机会, 保险, 能源, 汽车, 农业, 食物, 奢侈品, 医疗保健和基础设施.
做生意并不比在其他欧洲国家更具挑战性. 然而，我们看到了银天下公司应该关注的几个领域. 根据法国法律, 工人受到很好的保护, and it is therefore important for foreign companies planning to hire staff to their French 操作 to acquire knowledge of French labour law and practice. We also see that companies wishing to participate in public tenders face challenges and difficulties in reaching relevant decision makers. It is therefore important that these obtain well-established local partners or invest in their own local presence.
French organisations are structured according to a formalised hierarchy and the culture is generally formal in terms of communication, 服装, 等. 法国人喜欢并善于谈判，欣赏开放, 讨论和论证. 建立和滋养人际关系和网络是很重要的, 并与商业伙伴一起参加社会活动.