For organic products, EU law requires that organic food imported from third countries be manufactured to the same standards as those from the EU or the EU. You will find more information in the organic trade. The government supports a balanced trade policy that guarantees Access to foreign markets for French companies, while preserving collective sensitivities and preferences and promoting compliance with the Paris Agreement. France and Vietnam already have close commercial relations. The EU-Vietnam trade agreement will give it a big boost. Most foreign trade is based on trade in goods. With regard to agricultural raw materials, France has become an increasingly important net exporter of agricultural raw materials (such as cereals) and agri-industrial products such as food and beverages, including wines, canned fruit and vegetables and dairy products. However, the need to import large quantities of oil (and to a lesser extent gas and coal) has resulted in a significant deficit for these exchanges. Although France imports a lot of industrial goods, it has long been a major exporter of vehicles and means of transport, armaments and professional electronics.
Exports of medicines and parachimic products have recently increased. Since 2006, the European Union has included in its trade agreements a chapter on sustainable development that introduces cooperation between the parties on worker protection and environmental protection. These provisions require partners to comply with the main international conventions of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and environmental agreements. They also link partners not to relax socially and environmentally friendly rules in order to attract investors. Austrade strongly recommends confirming them before the sale in France. France is part of the EU`s harmonised trading system and imports and exports fall under the EU`s customs and tax union. France ensures that the agreements do not weaken the sectors and that they are in line with agricultural policy at European level. Given the difficulties encountered in multilateral negotiations within the WTO, market access is increasingly achieved through bilateral or regional agreements. The European Union has established a very wide network of regional preferential agreements around the world. The European Union`s trade policy, initially centred on its neighbours and development partners, reached a strategic turning point in 2006 with the introduction of the Global Europe Strategy and negotiations on larger-scale «next generation» trade agreements (services, public procurement, non-tariff barriers).