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Q: Where can I find market information on a specific industry?

A: Summaries of market research reports prepared on specific industry sectors by the U.S. Commercial Service are available at our Market Research Library. You will find additional information in our Country Commercial Guide.

Q: Where can I find information on other European markets?

A: Check out our separate all-Europe website.  Market information prepared by other European Commercial Service offices are also available in our Market Research Library. You may view a complete list of our offices worldwide.

Q: Where can I find information pertaining to trade with the European Union in general?

A:  The U.S. Mission to the European Union can provide helpful information about EU standards and regulations, how to access markets in key sectors, find procurement opportunities and much more.  For more detailed information, please refer to U.S. Mission to the European Union or visit

Q:  Where can I obtain a list of U.S. companies in France?

A:  The American Chamber of Commerce in France publishes a business directory every year.  It is a reference for Franco-American business relations and includes a membership directory with contact information.  For further details, please visit AmCham France.

Q:  Where can I find customs information for shipping goods to the United States?

A:  We do not deal with customs regulations for shipments to the United States. Please see U.S. Bureau of Customs and Border Protection for more information.

Q:  Where can I find information about entry and visa regulations for non-U.S. citizens traveling to the United States?

A:  Please visit the U.S. Embassy's Consular Section.

Questions Relevant to Americans

Q:  I am an American company and want to export to France. Where do I start?

A:  An International Trade Specialist at your nearest Export Assistant Center can assist you to obtain market information and provide information about the wide range of U.S. Commercial Service export promotion programs and services.

Q:  How can I find an French agent or distributor for my product?

A:  The U.S. Commercial Service in France offers a variety of services and tools to help U.S. exporters find partners.  Please refer to our "Services for U.S. Companies section.

Q:  Where can I obtain assistance exporting food and agricultural products to France?

A:  The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Office at the Embassy in Paris assists U.S. exporters of agricultural products. .

Q:  I am a French citizen interested in establishing a company in the United States. Where can I get information?

A: Please visit the SelectUSA website where you will find information on investing in the United States, with advice on programs and incentives to help your business succeed.  Most U.S. states have an economic development office based in Europe. Please visit the website of the Council of American States in Europe for more information.