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Create a French Company for Manufacture of Food Products

Updated on Wednesday 12th December 2018

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Create-a-French-company-for-manufacture-of-food-products.jpgManufacturing is one of the French economy’s engines as it represents around 25% of the total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. Moreover, manufacturing is the most important branch of the trading sector in France. Most of the products exported by France are agricultural and other foodstuff.

Foreign investors who want to set up a business in the food manufacturing industry in France can produce various types of products which they can sell on the local or international market. Our French company formation consultants can explain the local and EU regulations a food manufacturing plant must follow.

What do you need to open a French company for the manufacturing of food products?

First of all, you will need to conduct a serious research of the market you want to sell your products on. The good news is that France offers a wide variety of food products recognized all over the world, such as wine, meat from various animals, fish and dairy products, therefore you can produce one or more goods.

The location where the food products must also be selected prior to the company registration process in France. Paris is surrounded by industrial areas where many food manufacturing factories operate, but other large cities like Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse are also known for hosting some of the largest companies in France.

Our company formation agents in France can assist with the incorporation of the food manufacturing business.

Requirements for French food manufacturing companies

Foreign investors creating French companies for the manufacture of food products must take into consideration the following aspects:

  • -          the packaging requirements imposed by the law;
  • -          the products sold on the local market must have the labels in French;
  • -          the metric system must be used to offer information on the unit of measurement of the products;
  • -          all products must contain the “Made In” mark.

When destined for export, the products must respect the EU regulations related to transportation and storage.

If you want to open a business for the manufacture food products in France and need assistance, you can rely on our local advisors for assistance. Do not hesitate to contact us for help in registering the company.


Meet us in Paris

Call us now at +33 9 73 22 01 51 to set up an appointment with our lawyers in Paris, France. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to France.

As a BridgeWest client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in France.