The "Dare to Export" plan for French companies with an international outlook

Through the "Dare to Export!" plan unveiled on August 31 by the Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Attractiveness and the French Abroad, the government has set itself the goal of helping French companies succeed internationally, and of increasing the number of exporting companies from 150,000 to 200,000 by 2030.

The three main priorities of the "Dare to Export" plan

On August 31, Olivier Becht, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, responsible for Foreign Trade, Attractiveness and the French Abroad, unveiled the key measures of the "Dare to Export!

  • Investing in people and regions;
  • Helping France win the export market;
  • Preparing for the future.

More specifically, the government plans to create the "volontariat territorial export" or VTE, a scheme subsidized to the tune of 12,000 euros paid into a pro account, which will enable SMEs wishing to develop their export capacity to hire a young graduate or work-study student for a renewable period of 6 to 24 months. There are also plans to launch an online platform, the "Académie de l'Export", offering courses set up by Team France Export, structured around Business France, the regions, the Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Bpifrance.

With the aim of promoting French know-how abroad, the "Dare to Export!" Plan provides for an increase in public subsidies for participation in French Pavilions at trade fairs. French companies taking part in trade shows selected under the France Program will be able to benefit from an "inflation shield", i.e. a 30% subsidy to offset rising costs. Business France has also created "sectoral e-vitrines" to promote French products. The government wants French companies to have a greater presence on these sites. With this in mind, Team France Export will be rolling out an aggressive digital offering to give SMEs and ETIsaccess to more effective prospecting.

Lastly, as part of its final section, "Focusing on the sectors of the future", the Plan calls for the creation of a Business France acceleration program called "Booster", which will benefit 200 SMEs. This will be offered on a sectoral basis for target countries with mature economies, and on a geographical basis for large-scale exports.


Increase the number of exporting companies to 200,000 by 2030

France had 145,700 exporting companies in Q4 2022, up 7.6% (10,300 companies) on 2021. With a budget of 125 million euros, "Osez l'export!" aims to provide French companies with concrete tools for international success.

On the occasion of the launch of the scheme, the Minister also set a target of 200,000 French companies exporting by 2030.