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Contactez-nous: europe@cc.lu

Indicateurs clés

Région
643,801 km2
Population
66,553,766 (July 2015 est.)
Type de gouvernement
republic
Langues
French (official) 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)
PIB
$2.647 trillion (2015 est.)
Taux de croissance
1.1% (2015 est.)
IHD
22
Capitale
Paris

 

Introduction

France today is one of the most modern countries in the world and is a leader among European nations. It plays an influential global role as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, NATO, the G-8, the G-20, the EU and other multilateral organizations. France rejoined NATO's integrated military command structure in 2009, reversing de Gaulle's 1966 decision to take French forces out of NATO. Since 1958, it has constructed a hybrid presidential-parliamentary governing system resistant to the instabilities experienced in earlier more purely parliamentary administrations. In recent decades, its reconciliation and cooperation with Germany have proved central to the economic integration of Europe, including the introduction of a common exchange currency, the euro, in January 1999. In the early 21st century, five French overseas entities - French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Reunion - became French regions and were made part of France proper.

Source: The CIA World Factbook - France

 

Indicateurs macroéconomiques

Economic growth is projected to reach 1.4% this year and 1.5% in 2017 thanks to lower energy prices, tax cuts on labour and businesses and persistently low interest rates. Employment will increase, supported by lower social security contributions and new hiring subsidies, but will lead to only a gradual fall in unemployment. Inflation will remain low, as slack will persist to the end of the forecast period.

Despite tax reductions, lower debt-servicing costs and some spending restraint should bring the fiscal deficit down to 3% of GDP in 2017. This will limit further increases in public debt, while minimising risks to the still fragile recovery. To fight high unemployment the authorities announced new hiring subsidies for small and medium-sized firms and up-scaled training measures for jobseekers. A draft labour market reform clarifies conditions for dismissals for economic reasons and gives more room for firm-level negotiations, mainly as to working time.

The level of productivity is high, but productivity growth has been weak for several decades. Quickly implementing the foreseen quality assurance and guidance systems for training would help foster the inclusion of low-skilled workers in the workplace by strengthening their productivity. Greater legal certainty for dismissals would make firms more willing to hire and take chances on expansion, offering more stable jobs. Easing entry into a wider range of regulated professions would enhance competition and productivity, thereby lowering prices to the benefit of consumers, especially poor ones.

Source: OECD - Economic Forecast

IMF Statistics:

 

Subject descriptor20142015201620172018
Gross domestic product, constant prices
Percent change
0.6371.2741.3271.3491.578
Gross domestic product, current prices
U.S. dollars (Billions)
2,843.6732,420.1632,488.2842,570.0232,649.551
Gross domestic product per capita, current prices
U.S. dollars (Units)
44,444.84237,653.27638,536.70539,621.24040,661.158
Inflation, average consumer prices
Percent change
0.6130.0880.3461.0041.112
Volume of imports of goods and services
Percent change
4.7436.6332.2783.4434.294
Volume of exports of goods and services
Percent change
3.3346.1491.1953.6324.287
Unemployment rate
Percent of total labor force
10.31710.3839.8419.5949.295
Current account balance
U.S. dollars (Billions)
-30.294-4.832-11.515-9.729-8.349
Current account balance
Percent of GDP
-1.065-0.200-0.463-0.379-0.315
Colored cells are estimates

Source: IMF Statistics - France

 

Le Luxembourg et le pays

Existing conventions and agreements

Non double taxation agreement

In order to promote international economic and financial relations in the interest of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg government negotiates bilateral agreements for the avoidance of double taxation and prevent fiscal evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on fortune with third countries.

  • Convention from 01.04.1958 (Memorial 1959, p. 1073)
  • Effective as of 02.09.1960 (Memorial 1960, p. 355)
  • Amendment to the Convention from 09.08.1970 (Memorial 1971, A, p.1757)
  • Effective as of 15.11.1971 (Memorial 1971, A, p. 2152)
  • 2nd Amendment to the Convention from 24.11.2006 (Memorial 2007, A, No. 213, p. 3698 )
  • Effective as of 27.12.2007 (Memorial 2008, A, no. 14, p. 161)
  • 3rd Amendment to the Convention and Exchange of letters from 03.06.2009
  • Act from 31.3.2010 (Memorial 2010, A, no. 51, p. 830 and ff.)
  • Effective as of 29.10.2010 (Memorial 2010, A, no. 229 p. 3695)

Air Services agreement

  • Agreement from 29.03.1962 (Memorial 1965, A, p. 294 )
  • Effective as of 04.27.1965 (Memorial 1965, A, p. 969)

Source: Administration des contributions directes

 

Plus d'informations

Foreign Trade

The Statec Foreign Trade statistics provide information on the trade of goods - by product and by country. This information is collected respectively through the INTRASTAT declaration and on the basis of customs documents.

You can see the statistics on the website of the Statec.

Contact points in France

Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in France

Ambassador: Mr Paul Dühr

33 Avenue Rapp
F-75007 PARIS

Tel: +33 1 45 55 13 37
Fax: +33 1 45 51 72 29
E-mail: paris.amb(at)mae.etat.lu 

Economic and Commercial Attachée: Ms. Laurence Sdika
Tel: +33 1 45 55 13 37
Fax: +33 1 45 51 72 29
E-mail: laurence.sdika(at)cc.lu / laurence.sdika(at)mae.etat.lu

Consul General with jurisdiction in the Departments
Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin and the territory of Belfort: Ms. Michèle Eisenbarth

65, avenue de la Robertsau
F-67000 Strasbourg

Tel: +33 3 88 15 26 36
Fax: +33 3 88 15 26 37
E-mail: strasbourg.rp(at)mae.etat.lu 

Economic and Commercial Attachés (AWEX)

Economic and Commercial Attaché with jurisdiction in Nord-Pas-de-Calais, Picardie: region supervised by the regional centre of Mons

10, rue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
59044 Lille cedex

Tel: +33 3 20 54 42 72
Fax: +33 3 20 54 31 12
E-mail: lille(at)awex-wallonia.com

Economic and Commercial Attaché with jurisdiction in Auvergne, Burgundy (Côte d'Or and Saône-et-Loire), Rhone-Alpes: David THONON

Britannia Building - Hall B
20 Boulevard Eugène Deruelle
69432 Lyon - Cedex 03

Tel: +33 4 78 14 03 70
Fax: +33 4 78 14 03 74
E-mail: lyon(at)awex-wallonia.com

Economic and Commercial Attaché with jurisdiction in Regions of Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrenees, Languedoc-Roussillon, PACA (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur), Corsica: David THONON

AWEX - WaliMed
Building MIBI
672, rue du Mas de Verchant
34000 Montpellier

Tel: +33 4 34 88 34 67
Fax: +33 4 34 88 34 68
E-mail: montpellier(at)awex-wallonia.com

Economic and Commercial Attaché with jurisdction in Britain, Centre, Loire, Poitou-Charente and Limousin: Frédéric DELBART

Atlantic Center for International Trade
Building "The Salorges", 1 - 4th Floor
15, quai Ernest Renaud
44100 Nantes

Tel: +33 2 40 73 49 48
Fax: +33 2 40 73 56 83
E-mail: nantes(at)awex-wallonia.com

Economic and Commercial Attaché with jurisdiction in Regions of Ile de France, Lower Normandy, Upper Normandy, Picardy (Oise), Burgundy (Yonne and Nièvre), and Martinique, Guadeloupe, French Guyana and Reunion: Serge WITTOCK

274, boulevard Saint Germain
75007 Paris

Tel: +33 1 53 85 05 30
Fax: +33 1 40 62 97 61
E-mail: paris(at)awex-wallonia.com

Economic and Commercial Attaché Veronique HUPPERTZ

41, Allée de la Robertsau
67000 Strasbourg

Tel: +33 3 88 52 18 52
Fax: +33 3 88 24 05 65
E-mail: strasbourg(at)awex-wallonia.com

Annuler les modificationsHonorary consuls

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in the regions of Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrenees: Hervé Creuze

9 cours de Courgue
F-33000 Bordeaux 

Tel: +33 5 56 52 14 26
Fax: +33 5 56 52 14 26
Email: Consulat.Luxembourg(at)wanadoo.fr  

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in the regions of Bourgogne and Franche-Comté: M. Pierre-Yves du FOU

2, Bvd de Sévigné
F-21000 Dijon

Tél: +33 3 80 45 93 13 
Email: pydufou(at)live.fr

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in the Departments Nord-Pas-de - Calais, Picardy and Champagne-Ardenne: Eric DELFLY

120, Street Military Hospital
F-59000 Lille

Tel: +33 3 28 52 00 01
Fax: +33 3 28 52 00 19
Email: edelfly(at)vivaldi-avocats.com

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in the district Briey in the Department of Meurthe-et-Moselle and the borough in Department of the Meuse: Bernard M. LABBE

5 Avenue of Saintignon
BP 20140
F-Longwy 54400

Tel: +33 3 82 24 71 29
Fax: +33 3 82 25 84 44
Email: bureau.bernard.labbe(at)wanadoo.fr 


Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in the Departments of Ain, Ardeche, Drome, Isere, Loire, Rhone, Savoie and Haute-Savoie: Gerard HERRBACH

6 Street Grolée
F-69002 Lyon

Tel: +33 4 78 88 76 70
Fax: +33 4 72 01 02 10
Email: consulat.lux.lyon(at)gmail.com    

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in the Departments Alpes-Maritimes, Alpes de Haute-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhone, Hautes-Apes Var Vaucluse: Patrice CAUVET

Babe Lyonnaise de Banque
448, Avenue du Prado
BP 279
F-13008 Marseille Cedex 8

Tel: +33 4 91 23 67 20
Fax: +33 4 91 23 67 99
Email: patrice.cauvet(at)cic.fr

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in the Departments of the Moselle, Meuse, Meurthe-et-Moselle and Vosges: Jean-Claude SCHWARTZ

6, rue du 11 novembre
57950 MONTIGNY-LES-METZ

Tel: +33 3 87 63 10 75
Fax: +33 3 87 63 10 75
Email: jcs.consulat.lu@gmail.com

Honorary Consul General with jurisdiction in the Departments of Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin and Belfort territory: Ms. Michèle EISENBARTH

65, allée de la Robertsau
67000 STRASBOURG 

Tél.:+33 3 88 15 26 36 
Téléfax: +33 3 88 15 26 37
Email: strasbourg.rp(at)mae.etat.lu

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in the Departments of Languedoc-Roussillon & Midi-Pyrenea:M. Davy ATLAN 

26, rue St Antoine du T
F-31000 Toulouse

Tél: +33 5 62 30 44 59 
Fax: +33 5 61 23 64 31
Email: consulat.luxembourg.mplr(at)gmail.com

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in the Departments of Britain and Pays-de-Loire : M. Xavier CASSOU

Notaire
9, rue du Chapeau Rouge
BP 61522
44015 NANTES CEDEX 01

Tel: +33 2 40 73 11 90
Fax: +33 2 40 73 33 57
Email: cassou.picart(at)notaires.fr

Honorary Consul with jurisdiction in the Departments of Hautes-Alpes and Alpes-Maritimes : M. Cyril DARY

400, Promenade des Anglais
F-06200 NICE

Tel: +33 06 01 74 87 80
Email: consulat.luxembourg.nice(at)gmail.com

Source: Luxembour Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Source: www.awex.be 

Country risk as defined by Office du Ducroire for France

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Link: Ducroire Office - Country risk for France

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