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Set Up a Company for Manufacture of Beverages in France

Updated on Wednesday 12th December 2018

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Set-up-a-company-for-manufacture-of-beverages-in-FranceFrance is one of the largest economies in the European Union with most the products resulting from the manufacturing industry exported. Among these, food products and beverages are among the most sought products in EU countries because of their good quality.

Foreign entrepreneurs interested in starting a business in France can turn their attention towards the manufacturing industry and set up a company for the production beverages. In order to do that, they must comply with the national and EU regulations related to the production, storage, bottling and labeling. Our company registration agents in France can offer more information on the legislation related to manufacturing beverages.

Beverage production in France

France is home to some of the most important wine producing companies in the world, however the market is not saturated and investors who want to produce wine can find here the ideal environment for doing that. However, beverage manufacturing businesses can also produce:

  • -          mineral waters;
  • -          other alcoholic drinks;
  • -          beer;
  • -          various types of soft drinks.

Cognac and champagne are the two special branches of beverage manufacturing sector in France, most of these drinks being exported all over the world.

Company registration in the French beverage manufacturing industry

Entrepreneurs who open companies for the manufacture of beverages in France must start with the incorporation process of the business. Our French company formation representatives can guide them through the procedure.

Once the company is registered and the necessary licenses were obtained, the owner must take note of the following rules imposed by the French legislation:

  • -          the advertisement of alcoholic beverages is possible only through certain medial channels;
  • -          health warnings must be placed on the label of certain product bottles;
  • -          no import-export licenses are required for drinks destined to countries in the EU;
  • -          drinks with more than 1.2% alcohol are considered spirits.

For full information on the regulations related to starting a company for the manufacture of beverages in France, please contact us. You can rely on our company formation consultants in France for assistance with the registration process of the business.


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.