India -France Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Paris- CCIFI-is a chamber of Indian firms based in France and French firms having interests in India. Based in Paris, it has 500 members. It does advocacy work for promotion of India-France commercial relations and has partnership agreements with CII and FICCI
India France Business Club, Marseilles (IFBC)- Set up in 2014 with support from the Embassy of India, Paris, it is a business club to foster closer Commercial relations between India and France. Based in the second largest French city of Marseilles, the Club provides information and guidance to Indian and French companies.
A study on the experiences of Indian Investors in France, commissioned by the Embassy of India, Paris can be seen here.
The Invest in France Agency (IFA) Brings out a comprehensive guide on doing business in France with sections devoted to local laws related to employment, taxation, enterprise creation etc. It can be accessed here. (Download pdf, English)
India-French Agreement on Social Security- The bilateral social security agreement signed on 30 September, 2008 between India and France has been ratified by both countries and has come into effect from 1st July 2011. The agreement will protect the interests of expatriate workers and the companies on a reciprocal basis. It helps workers by (i) providing for exemption from social security contribution in case of short-term contracts; (ii) exportability of pension in case of relocation to the home country or any third country; and (iii) totalisation of the contribution periods. The agreement will strengthen economic relations between the two countries and will encourage bilateral investments. It will be beneficial for companies, as exemption from social security contribution towards old age and disability pension in respect of their employees will reduce costs and will make companies more competitive. However, contributions for other aspects of social security in both countries including medical insurance, accident etc., will continue. (download Agreement text)
For Indian employees coming to France, please consult:
For French employees going to India, please consult:
Additional information available at:
Invest in Paris Agency website
The French Ministry for the Economy and Finance websites in English
Banque de France- Economy and Statistics website in English
(French official Statistics Agency website, in English)
France Statistical Handbook- France en bref (in English) (download pdf)