France is a world leader in terms of foodstuff and livestock exports which has transformed agriculture in one of the most important contributors to the economy. The government created various support programs for investors interested in setting up farms or cooperatives in order to cultivate vegetables or fruit, but also for those interested in setting companies in order to grow cattle for export.
Foreign investors interested in starting a business in the agriculture industry in France must register a company in this country and respect the norms imposed by the governmental agencies in order to sell their products.
You can also benefit from the support of our company formation consultants in France if you need information on the laws you must abide by when setting up an agricultural business here.
The first step to set up a company in the French agriculture industry is to select a type of structure, prepare the documents related to its incorporation and file them with the Trade Register. Our company registration agents in France can assist with this process.
Considering most of the products are destined for export, all companies operating in the agriculture industry in France must comply with certain requirements. Among these are:
Once these requirements are complied with, the company must apply for certain licenses.
In order to import or export products in, respectively outside France, an agricultural company must obtain a VAT number and apply for an import/export license. Special permits are required for certain products. Considering France is one of the largest markets in Europe for organic agricultural products, these types of goods are subject to special requirements. In this case, it is also recommended to register the name of product with Intellectual Property Office in France.
For full information on opening a business in the agricultural industry in France, please contact us. We can also assist with the company registration procedure in France.