60th Anniversary of France-China Relations: Past And Future Of Trade

As we mark the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between France and China on January 27th, 2024, it's a fitting moment to delve into the historical evolution of economic exchanges between these two nations and to investigate what lies ahead for businesses involved in this trade route.

For the past 16 years, ASI Logistics has accompanied businesses in their flows between Asia and Europe, and between France and China in particular. It’s thus with gratitude and enthusiasm for being part of these dynamic exchanges that we celebrate this anniversary!

Flourishing Economic Exchanges Across Sectors

The economic exchanges between France and China have experienced remarkable growth over the decades. This growth encompasses the import and export of diverse goods and collaborative efforts in sectors ranging from textile, cosmetics, agriculture, and food and beverage to aeronautic and aerospace, health, energy, investments, and sustainable development.

Source:  Trading Economics.  China exports to France 2024France Exports to China

Beyond these statistics, these flows also feature in the background of the establishment of numerous international ventures. France’s enduring presence in China spans sectors such as agrifood, industry, transport, urban development, major retail, and financial services. More than 1,100 French companies operate in China, employing approximately 570,000 people. Conversely, there are over 700 subsidiaries of Chinese and Hong Kong companies in France.

The 2023 China Import Export Expo (CIIE) also exemplifies the continued interest of French Businesses in trading with China. Despite pandemic-induced slowdowns in previous years, over 2,000 French companies participated in last year’s edition of the CIIE, underscoring the enduring economic ties and enthusiasm.

Future Collaborations: A Glimpse Into The Coming Years

As the 60th anniversary approaches, both nations have articulated their intentions for the future, emphasizing collaboration and shared goals. Key focus areas include:

  • Promoting Fair Competition through ensuring fair and non-discriminatory conditions for businesses
  • Partnerships In The Agricultural and Agro-alimentary Sectors
  • Aviation Cooperation
  • Nuclear Cooperation For A Decarbonized Energy System

Facilitating Trade

For the past 16 years, ASI Logistics has been the at the forefront of providing logistics and freight forwarding services, facilitating smooth flow of goods and value between China and France. Rooted in Shanghai, and present in 5 other key Chinese locations (Qingdao, Ningbo, Xiamen, Qingdao, and Hong Kong) with a distinct French DNA, ASI Logistics actively promotes and streamlines logistics and import-export operations between these two nations.

As a highlight of our commitment to smooth China-France trade flows, in 2019, ASI Logistics managed the export, transport, import, and delivery from France to China of an exquisite Label Rouge beef from France’s Limousin region, which was enjoyed by both nations’ leaders during the 2019 CIIE in Shanghai!

As a long-standing member of the French Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai symbolizes, our commitment goes beyond logistics as an active actor in the dynamic relations between France and China.

As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of France-China diplomatic relations, we look forward to continue supporting businesses in their operations between France and China, fostering connections between the two countries, and bridging oceans on your behalf!

With offices in 9 strategic locations, well-established partnerships, and worldwide network, we enable our customers to benefit from worldwide, flexible logistics and freight forwarding services, tailored to fit their needs.

No matter the contextASI Logistics, strong of 15 years of expertise, provides you with the most adapted logistic solution to fit your needs and ensure you enjoy the benefits of smooth operations.

Thanks to our nine offices, including six conveniently located on China's east coast logistic hubs (Shanghai, Nanjing, Xiamen, Shenzhen, Ningbo, and Hong Kong), its two branches in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and its worldwide network of logistic experts, ASI Logistics accompanies you at every step of your product's journey from, to and within Asia.

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