Taxes & Business Laws in France - guidance from the Department for International Trade

France financial, legal and tax basics in one handy place

You’ve shortlisted France as a potential new market. Understanding its entry requirements, business laws in France, taxes in France, and customs considerations is key to ensuring success in the French market.1

France is the world’s fifth largest economy, and the second largest consumer market in Europe. Its large, open, diversified market is within easy reach of the UK. If your product or service is successful in the UK, it may also do well in France because the two markets are similar.

The challenge

Take advantage of the opportunities in France by understanding the tax and legal requirements of doing business there.

Learn more

The Department of International Trade (DIT) has created an easy-to-use guide to doing business worldwide. Its information on France includes:

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  1. The materials provided on the site are for informational purposes only. For financial, tax, or legal advice, consult a specialist.