French businessmen, chosen among the best known executives in the import/export field, in France and abroad, and appointed by a decree signed by the French Prime Minister for a three-year renewable term.
Foreign Trade Advisors commit themselves to work pro bono and to assist the French Administration in setting its trade policy. In foreign countries they are closely cooperating with the French Embassy Economic Department.
For the very beginning in 1898 (also important year for the Philippines!) they joined together in an Association called National Committee of French International Business Advisor designed to help them to carry out their mission; to work and think together, to hold discussions with public officials, to organize meetings and conferences and to exchange information and hint on foreign markets.
The association receives no government subsidies. It is entirely financed by its member's subscriptions.
Located in France as well as around the world, the CCEs represent a dynamic network of 4000 members.
2620 French senior executives established in 145 countries.
- They deal daily with business opportunities and risks in major world markets.
- They interact with governments and the French embassy's economic and commercial services in their country of residence.
CCEs in France
1332 CCEs with international expertise are scattered all over France.
- They share their experience of international markets with smaller firms and with students.
- They are the privileged partners and interface of the French foreign trade network and of local authorities.
- Their presence in the field generates awareness of the full range of international business risks.
- Their opinion helps shape the French trade policy.
- CCEs organize conferences all over the world to compare and exchange their views with French and international decision-makers, their analysis of international trade and their experience of specific markets.
- CCE are full part of the French foreign trade network (in particular, French embassies, trade commissioners and chambers of commerce).
- CCEs voluntarily advise French small and medium-size companies on their international development.
- They offer their support:
- Either on a time-limited basis (specific advice, guidance and introductions)
- Or on an on-going basis possibly with the participation of a student.
- CCE members advise the young and highlight for them the opportunities of international trade careers.
- They share their professional experience with schools and universities and promote contacts between schools and business.
- Since 1988, they have sponsored several hundred young voluntary workers abroad and were involved in the re-thinking of the French national service.
The Internet - http://www.cnccef.org
Get information about CCE news and get in direct touch with a French businessman ready to answer your questions.
Entreprendre à l’International
Every other month, this French magazine offers you guidance and relates the original and personal professional experiences of the 4000 CCEs.
Synthèse mensuelle du Baromètre CCE de la conjoncture mondiale et de l'activité des entreprises françaises dans le monde.