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Business France is a French Government agency created on 1 January 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the French Agency for International Investment (InvestInFrance).
It has the status of a public institution, as well as of an industrial and commercial character under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Ministry of Rural Spatial Planning and Development Territory.
Business France's Chairman is Pascal Cagni and Director General is Laurent Saint-Martin.
Business France work is divided into four main pillars:
- Promote French exports.
- Promote inward investments to France.
- Enable international internships in French companies abroad, also open to candidates from the European Economic Area. This is done via an international internship called VIE, which stands for” Volontariat International en Entreprises”).
- Promote the image of France as a business country.
Priority is given to small innovative companies.
Business France has a cooperation agreement with 13 regional agencies.