France

Socio-economic and demographic changes continue to alter food trends in France. French consumers desire innovative and more convenient foods offering a quality image, better taste, and increased health benefits. France offers market opportunities for U.S. suppliers in a number of areas, such as seafood, processed fruits and vegetables (including fruit juices), beverages (including wine and spirits), dried fruits and nuts, but also confectionery products, organic products, kosher and halal foods.

Upcoming Events

ANUGA 2019
October 05, 2019 - October 09, 2019 – Cologne
Fruit Logistica 2020
February 05, 2020 - February 07, 2020 – Berlin
BIOFACH 2020
February 12, 2020 - February 15, 2020 – Nuremberg

Past Events

PLMA
May 21, 2019 - May 22, 2019 – Amsterdam
Seafood Expo Global
May 07, 2019 - May 09, 2019 – Bruxelles
BIOFACH 2019
February 13, 2019 - February 16, 2019 – Nuremberg
Fruit Logistica 2019
February 06, 2019 - February 08, 2019 – Berlin
U.S. Soybean Regional Trade Exchange
November 29, 2018 - November 30, 2018

Reports for France

France

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Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards_France_2019

France, as a European Union (EU) Member State, applies EU directives and regulations to its food and agricultural import regulatory regime, with only few exceptions. U.S. food and agricultural suppliers to France should verify with local importers and appropriate U.S. regulatory agencies for the most current local requirements prior to shipping. The following Food and Agricultural Import Regulations and Standards the following (FAIRS) Report should also read in conjunction with the FAIRS Report prepared by the U.S. Mission to the EU’s Office of Agricultural Affairs in Brussels.

The Best High-Value Products Prospects

There are significant market opportunities for consumer food/edible fishery products in a number of areas: fruit juices and soft drinks (including flavored spring waters), dried fruits and nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables (particularly tropical and exotic), frozen foods (both ready-to-eat meals and specialty products), snack foods, tree nuts, “ethnic” products, seafood (particularly salmon and surimi), innovative dietetic and health products, organic products, soups, breakfast cereals, and pet foods. In addition, niche markets exist for candies, chocolate bars, wild rice, kosher and halal foods. Market opportunities for U.S. exporters also exist for oilseeds, protein meals and other feeds, as well as for wood products and grains.

For more information, please see the most recent Exporter Guide for France.