France

France Country Information

Thanks to its cultural, linguistic and geographic proximity, France offers an excellent export market for companies from Western Switzerland in particular.  The country is one of our neighbors with major economic significance, a factor which makes it attractive for all of Switzerland as a nearby target market.

Together with the Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich, S-GE has created a ranking of the top export markets. It shows which markets are particularly attractive for Swiss SMEs.
Together with the Swiss Economic Institute at the ETH Zurich, S-GE has created a ranking of the top export markets. It shows which markets are particularly attractive for Swiss SMEs.

The country has good infrastructure and a high level of legal security. French industry in particular is in major need of modernization and must equip itself with new technology and machinery. The following industries will find great sales opportunities in France:

  • aeronautical engineering 
  • ICT
  • mechanical engineering, automotive
  • electrical engineering (digitization + networking)
  • shipbuilding

France operates an active fiscal policy, with important economic impetus being given by the state. These orders are frequently tendered according to EU regulations and should therefore be approached by Swiss companies in cooperation with a partner already familiar with the intricacies of EU calls for tender. 

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