As of January 1st 2015, the INVEST IN FRANCE AGENCY and UBIFRANCE have merged to create Business France. Through this merger of two state-owned agencies, the French government intends to increase the number of foreign investments in France, support the development of French companies overseas, and better promote France’s business image.
Business France – Invest is responsible for promoting and facilitating international investment in France. It also coordinates initiatives to promote France’s economic attractiveness. Business France – Invest network operates worldwide, with offices in France as well as in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. In France, Business France – Invest works in partnership with regional development agencies to offer international investors outstanding business opportunities and customized services.
The French South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry promotes reciprocal trade between France and South Africa. It provides a range of services and activities, all aimed at facilitating business opportunities within the French and South African business communities.
The FSACCI, created 37 years ago, constitutes, through its panel of services, activities and its network of members, an efficient business support mechanism for French companies in South Africa and for South African companies wishing to set up business links with France.
The FSACCI is a private, non profit organization, based in Johannesburg and is a member of the UCCIFE, (network of 113 French Chambers in 83 countries). It works closely with other Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in France and in South Africa, as well as all major French institutions