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The Embassy of India, Paris has published a Guide for Indian Exporters to France that provides a collection of useful material relating to export and tariff regulations, restrictions and other regulations. The guide can be seen here

Foreign trade Publications and statistics for France or regions from French National Statistical institute (INSEE). English webpage here

DGDDI (Directorate-General of Customs and Indirect Duties)- The French administrative body in charge of controlling imports from third countries is the Direction Générale des Douanes et Droits Indirects. It is a centralised Customs authority.  English web page-             http://www.douane.gouv.fr/menu.asp?id=498

For an introduction to doing business in EU please see; http://europa.eu/eu-life/index_en.htm

You can access to the latest lists of references of harmonised standards and of other European standards published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), by sector, at; http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/european-standards/harmonised-standards/index_en.htm

REACH is the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. You can find the updated information regarding REACH at http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/sectors/chemicals/reach/registration/key_info_index_en.htm

EU Export Helpdesk is an online service, provided by the European Commission, to facilitate market access to the European Union and has links to matters relating to Requirements and Taxes, Import Tariffs, Trade statistics and links to other useful sites. http://exporthelp.europa.eu/thdapp/index_en.html

Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) are the upper legal levels of a concentration for pesticide residues in or on food or feed. The EU Pesticide database lists the active ingredients and product wise and pesticide wise MRLs can be accessed at; http://ec.europa.eu/sanco_pesticides/public/index.cfm?event=homepage&CFID=7937749&CFTOKEN=364a379d66eae104-69B0A74B-C9F0-FCFD-DC0CA323E182F942&jsessionid=24058dd919a021633157TR

 

Services offered by Indian Embassy, Paris for Indian Exporters

Embassy of India, Paris is there to assist you in exporting to France. The Economic and Commercial Wing (E&C Wing) at the Embassy of India in Paris offers Indian companies interested in exporting to France a wide range of services designed to promote the export of Indian goods and services to France. The Embassy provides assistance and guidance in assessing market potential, dealing with trade barriers or in identifying trade opportunities and new business partners. Some areas where you can seek our assistance include;

  1. Local Intelligence and Market analysis-  We can work in a number of ways to help introduce or develop your company’s activity in France. The following are examples of work we could help you with.

•   Market research

•   Lists of importers in various sectors and ranges

•   Locating agents or distributors

•   Identifying business partners

•   Product launches

 

  1. Assistance with International/French Trade Fairs-  The E&C Wing of Embassy has years of knowledge and experience in dealing with trade fairs throughout France, and can assist with all aspects of exhibiting at a Trade Fair in France. For a list of the major trade fairs in France, please see- http://www.biztradeshows.com/france/  

 

  1. Economic, Market and Sector reports- Our Officers work to create and find reports that provide key market information on specific sectors, to act as an introduction to the market. The most recent reports can be obtained by writing to us with your requirements and other required details.

 

  1. The Embassy maintains a Calendar of upcoming Commercial events in France, which can be seen at; http://www.ambinde.fr/economic-and-commerce/events/in-france

 (For further information regarding how the Embassy of India, Paris can help Indian companies export to France, please contact us by sending a mail)