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Bilateral Trade Relations

With a GDP of $2.7 trillion, France is the world’s fifth-largest economy. France is the second-largest trading nation in Western Europe (after Germany). France ranks as the United States’ twelfth largest export market and ninth largest supplier for imports. Conversely, the United States is France’s fifth largest supplier and sixth-largest customer.

In 2013, U.S.-France trade in goods and services totaled $113 billion. U.S. industrial chemicals, aircraft and engines, electronic components, telecommunications, computer software, computers and peripherals, analytical and scientific instrumentation, medical instruments and supplies, and broadcasting equipment are particularly attractive to French importers. Principal French exports to the United States are aircraft and engines, beverages, electrical equipment, chemicals, cosmetics, and luxury products. France is the eighth-largest trading partner of the United States. 

About the U.S. Commercial Service

Is your company interested in exporting to Europe? The U.S. Commercial Service, France at the U.S. Embassy in Paris is part of a global network which includes over 100 offices in the United States and more than 80 offices overseas. We offer U.S. companies a wide range of services designed to promote the export of U.S. goods and services to France, particularly by small and medium sized businesses. We also work closely with our colleagues across Europe, in executing your regional export strategy. So whether your company is assessing market potential has encountered a trade barrier or is looking to identify trade opportunities and new business partners, our Commercial Specialists are here to counsel and help launch your company into the European marketplace. Watch how the U.S. Commercial Service can help your company grow export sales to Europe. 

For more information on doing business in Europe or to schedule a consultation please contact us at: CSEurope@trade.gov

Contact Us

  • U.S. Commercial Service
    Embassy of the United States
    2, avenue Gabriel
    75382 Paris CEDEX 08, France
    Tel: (33) 1 43 12 70 83
    fax: (33) 1 43 12 70 12
    e-mail: office.paris@trade.gov
    Website: http://export.gov/france


    Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs : Reginald Miller

    Commercial Counselor : pending

    Commercial Officer : Janee Pierre-Louis

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