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Set Up a Jewelry Business in France

Updated on Wednesday 12th December 2018

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Set-up-a-jewelry-business-in-FranceFrance boasts one of the largest base of young entrepreneurs who set up innovative businesses. However, innovation does not only refer to the IT or research and development industries, but also other sectors such as jewelry.

From handmade to sophisticated jewelry pieces, starting a business in this sector is a successful endeavor which can bring significant incomes. There is also the luxury jewelry market in Paris, which is one of the capitals of fashion in the world.

If you are interested in setting up a jewelry business, our company formation consultants in France can advise you.

Who can start a jewelry company in France?

As mentioned above, opening a jewelry business in France does not necessarily imply large costs, as it can be set up as a sole proprietorship by young enterprisers who create and sell small handmade pieces made of gold or silver. Foreign investors can also enter the French jewelry market by setting up shops in one of the country’s large cities.

Online jewelry shops can also be set up in France, provided that the business owner buys a domain name.

No matter the type of jewelry business you want to create, our French company formation agents can assist with the registration procedure of the company.

Are there any special requirements to set up a French jewelry business?

Before starting the company registration procedure, the business owner will need to find a suitable location for the jewelry shop. This implies having market visibility and easy access for customers. After that, the company can be registered and a business license must be obtained from the French Trade Register. Sole traders must also register with the Companies Register and obtain certain licenses.  Among these licenses are import permits, if precious metals or other materials used for the manufacture of jewels are imported.

Once the French jewelry business is up and running, it should be properly promoted in order to have a large database of clients, especially in the case of small shops.

If you are interested in starting a jewelry company in France and need assistance, you can obtain more information on the licensing requirements from our company registration advisors, do not hesitate to contact us.


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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.