France is one of the largest economies in the world and headquarters around 40 of the Fortune 500 companies. The country has developed competitiveness in several industries such as automotive, retail, luxury, tourism, and insurance and financial services.
The strengths of its economy lay in its world leading transportation infrastructure, healthcare services and education favoring individual accomplishments. France’s legal system also provides some of the best intellectual property protection and competitive tariffs on trade, making the country a destination of choice for international corporations. France’s primary business partners are found in the European Union and the United States, with increasing trading with Asian partners.