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10/03/2014

Bernard Yvetot

France: set for a rebound

Bernard YVETOT

Executive Vice-President, Invest in France Agency

Confederation of Indian Industry

November 4th 2003

© AFII 2002 -2, Avenue Vélasquez 75 Paris - Tel : (33) 1 40 74 74 40 - Fax : (33) 1 40 74 73 27 - E-mail : [email protected] - URL : http://www.afii.fr

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Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in France

France: Strengths and Weaknesses

France: excellence in key sectors

IFA strategy and regional partners

IFA services for an international investor

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France a leader in FDI

FDI flows in 2002

Sources: OECD, CNUCED, Banque de France

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Europe and internationally mobile investment

Ernst&Young analysis of the European market

  • France holds market share at 13.5%, second after United Kingdom

  • France, a major player in manufacturing, but also in R&D

  • France in a big, enlarged market

  • Rise in flows to countries in Central and Eastern Europe - Czech Rep., Hungary, Poland, etc

  • Ernst & Young analysis bears out data from Invest in France observatory

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Europe and mobile international investment

  • Invest in France Agency set up European data-collection unit (observatory) in 2002

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FDI in France

Projectedemployment: trend for France better than for Europe as a whole (-10% vs. -29%, E&Y).

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FDI in France

Automotive industry, information & communications technology and business services lead the field

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France: strengths and weaknesses

E&Y and other surveys confirm France strengths:

  • Market

  • Infrastructure

  • Labour

  • R&D and innovation

  • Quality of life

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France: strengths and weaknesses

  • Market

Source: OECD, DP, INSEE - IFA estimate

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France: strengths and weaknesses

  • Excellent infrastructure

Source: Eurostat 2002

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France: strengths and weaknesses

  • Excellent infrastructure

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France: strengths and weaknesses

  • Skilled labour

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France: strengths and weaknesses

  • R&D : above EU average

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France: strengths and weaknesses

  • Quality of life

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France: strengths and weaknesses

  • E&Y and other surveys also highlight weaknesses in France:

  • red tape

  • taxes and social charges

    …offset by high-quality and low- or zero-cost public services: healthcare, education, transport

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Main Attractiveness Measures

  • A wide range of reforms such as:

    Legislation to favour business initiatives

    Innovation and research (tax credit system)

    Decrease of tax burden (income tax,…)

    Adjustments to the 35-hour legal working week (overtime, clear definition of yearly-based working time for managers and engineers)

    New pension scheme

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Main Attractiveness Measures

  • New policy in favour of France’s international appeal

  • Attracting skills

    Foreign students and scientists

    Impatriated managers and executives

    Facilitation of the impatriates daily life (schooling, suppression of business permits, simplification of visa procedure, etc)

  • Attracting capital and investments

    Reducing the cost of research and development activities

    Make the legal framework for international investment more secure

    Commitment by public services to making investment projects a success

    Innovation and research

    Decrease of tax burden (income tax,…)

    Adjustments to the 35-hour legal working week (overtime, clear definition of yearly-based working time for managers and engineers)

    New pension scheme

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Main Attractiveness Measures

New policy in favour of France’s international appeal

  • Attracting strategically important activities

    Corporate World and European Headquarters

    Culture: film industry

    Financial sector

    High tech sectors: development of research and technology networks: biotechnology, fuel cell, nanotechnology, telecommunication, software industry, etc

  • Enhance a new business oriented image of France

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France: excellence in key sectorsBiotechnology

  • 270 new companies launched since 1997

  • Ranking third in Europe

  • Annual growth of sector business 10% over the last 3 years

  • Sector workforce of 5,000 in 2002

  • Innovation backed by outstanding research at universities and public research institutes such as INSERM for medicine and INRA for agriculture.

  • Two research and technology networks Genhome and Rare

  • Several bio-technopoles including Paris and its Region, Lyon, Strasbourg, Montpellier and Marseille, Nantes, etc

  • Strong support of French Public Authorities through various programs such as bioam

  • Launching of a 1.5 bil euros plan for research and investment in biotechnology

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France: excellence in key sectorsSoftware and IT services

  • French domestic market EUR 30 billion a year

  • 16%annual growth over the past ten years

  • More than 300 000 software engineers in France

  • Several companies with leading positions on European and World markets including CAP Gemini E&Y, Atos Origin, IBM, EDS, Dassault systems, etc

  • Public and private-sector R&D resources pooled through RNTL, a Nationwide Network for Research and Technology founded in 1998 with areas of interest including security, onboard systems,simulation, etc

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Invest in France strategy and partners

  • A comprehensive approach to meet investors needs and expectations:

    • Project engineering: shared IT for processing between IFA and its Regional partners

    • Nationwide programme of promotion

    • A network of experts and information

    • Follow-up of companies already set up in France and head offices in Europe

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Invest in France strategy and partners

  • Target investments with high added value in technology and science

  • Focus on areas of excellence to promote regional strengths

  • Draw up a list of opportunities for takeovers and partnerships

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Invest in France services to investors

  • Information (legal and fiscal regulations, industry-specific regulations and business environment)

  • Complimentary, confidential and practical assistance for the conduct of projects

  • Assistance to maximizing applicable investment incentives

  • Ongoing assistance after start-up of the operation

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CONTACT US

AFII Paris

2 avenue Velasquez

75008 PARIS

Tel 33 (0) 1 40 74 74 40

www.afii.fr

Contact : Bernard YVETOT

Trade and Economic Commission

2/50 E Shantipath, Chanakyapuri

New Delhi 110 021

Tel 91 11 2611 87 48

Contact: Jean-Louis LATOUR

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2, Avenue Vélasquez 75008 Paris

Tel : (33) 1 40 74 74 40

Fax : (33) 1 40 74 73 27

E-mail : [email protected]

URL : http://www.afii.fr

Bernard YVETOT

Executive Vice-President, Invest in France Agency

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