Streams have historically been organised into regional clusters. The previous government and the new one have multiplied initiatives for changing the situation. The globalisation policy of SMEs is soon to be backed up.
German SMEs owe their success to an open outlook on the world. It is firstly thanks to their professional federations, then relayed by the Länder (states) and the State, that these companies are operational on international markets.
In order to help SMEs and ETIs (intermediate-sized enterprises) to sign more overseas contracts, the State Secretary for Foreign Trade Pierre Lellouche launched, three years ago, the France Export Programme
Ubifrance is undoubtedly the best-known French operator for the organisation of international trade fairs. Yet the agency’s role goes far beyond this aspect. Questions for Henri Baissas, Chief Operating Officer of Ubifrance.
If France does not export sufficiently, it is because most of its businesses lack the critical size to attack foreign markets. Via measures promoting grouping into streams, public powers are encouraging SMEs to get launched internationally.