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Establish a Company for Manufacture of Tobacco in France

Updated on Wednesday 12th December 2018

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Establish-a-company-for-manufacture-of-tobacco-in-FranceThe tobacco industry is one of the most profitable industries at a global level and opening a plant for the manufacture of tobacco products in any country in the world is a profitable business. Even the legislation is harmonized through conventions, each country has its own regulations related to manufacturing and selling tobacco products. This is also the case of France, where the manufacturing of tobacco is regulated by several laws.

Our company formation consultants in France can assist foreign investors who want to create companies for the manufacture of tobacco and other related products.

Regulations on manufacturing tobacco in France

There are several laws which provide for the cultivation and manufacturing of tobacco established by the World Health Organization (WHO) which also apply in France. Foreign investors are usually interested in both growing and then manufacturing the tobacco in order to have control over the merchandise sold. As a member of the WHO, France has introduced special requirements in is Code of Public Health and in the Tax Law in order to regulate tobacco manufacturers.

Legislation related to packaging tobacco products in France

Recent changes in the legislation now require French tobacco manufacturing companies to use plain packages for their products. Other rules which must be respected to French companies manufacturing cigarettes and other tobacco products are:

  • -          respecting the maximum content of nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide;
  • -          carefully verifying the packages before supplying them;
  • -          writing health warnings on the packages;
  • -          verifying the accuracy of the notices and ingredients on the packages.

Our company registration agents France can offer more information on the legislation related to manufacturing tobacco.

How to register a tobacco manufacturing plant in France

Foreign investors setting up companies for the manufacture of tobacco must first register the business with the Trade Register and then apply for the necessary licenses with the Ministry of Health. For products destined for exports, certain special requirements apply.

If you want to establish a company for the manufacture of tobacco in France, do not hesitate to contact our local agents.


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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.