Since 2006, the European Union has included in its trade agreements a chapter on sustainable development that introduces cooperation between the parties on worker protection and environmental protection. These provisions require partners to comply with the main international conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and environmental agreements. They also link partners not to relax socially and environmentally friendly rules in order to attract investors. 850 million euros Value of France`s trade surplus with Japan. Austrade strongly recommends confirming them before the sale in France. The government supports a balanced trade policy that guarantees Access to foreign markets for French companies, while preserving collective sensitivities and preferences and promoting compliance with the Paris Agreement. 17. Vietnam is France`s 17th largest trading partner outside the EU. The impact of these agreements has shown that they are important levers for growth and employment. Since a trade agreement with South Korea was reached, EU exports to South Korea have increased by 60% and a trade surplus of 3.1 billion euros has been recorded in 2016. The Trade Policy Oversight Committee, to which the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs meets regularly, intends to play a key role. It is a unique forum for dialogue, where it is possible to discuss the main current challenges and to consult with stakeholders before and during the negotiations.
Therefore, their views, proposals and interests can be considered as soon as possible. For organic products, EU law requires that organic food imported from third countries be manufactured to the same standards as those from the EU or the EU. You will find more information in the organic trade. Speaking at the Sorbonne University on 26 September 2017, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke in favour of an open Europe that protects and can promote the economic interests of companies and ensure respect for our interests and respect for international trade rules. Most foreign trade is based on trade in goods. With regard to agricultural raw materials, France has become an increasingly important net exporter of agricultural raw materials (such as cereals) and agri-industrial products such as food and beverages, including wines, canned fruit and vegetables and dairy products. However, the need to import large quantities of oil (and to a lesser extent gas and coal) has resulted in a significant deficit for these exchanges. Although France imports a lot of industrial goods, it has long been a major exporter of vehicles and means of transport, armaments and professional electronics. Exports of medicines and parachimic products have recently increased. Given the difficulties encountered in multilateral negotiations within the WTO, market access is increasingly achieved through bilateral or regional agreements.