Economic Service of the French Embassy in India
The Regional Economic Service of the Embassy of France in India forms part of the international network of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry and comes under the Directorate General of the Treasury and Economic Policy. It is headed by an Economic and Financial Counsellor, who discharges the duties of counsellor of economic affairs to the Ambassador.
Its mandate consists of informing the State, government organisations and companies about international economic, commercial and financial matters concerning India. It also involves promoting the interests of France in India and contributing to the exercise of the missions of the Directorate General of the Treasury and Economic Policy.
The Economic Service is in charge of regional coordination that extends to entire South Asia. It can also be referred to by other French ministries and administrations dealing with economic and commercial matters, such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, that in charge of the Environment or the Office of the Minister of State for Transport.
The activities of the Economic Service:
follow-up of the Indian position on work themes of multilateral organisations, such as the World Trade Organisation or bodies like the G20;
macroeconomic and financial analysis, keeping track of sectoral changes of the Indian economy (energy, environment, agriculture, industry, etc.), follow-up of commerce and foreign direct investments, and France’s position in the Indian economy;
follow-up of major public and private projects that interest, or are likely to interest, French companies for major contracts, and diplomatic support for these companies; this mission is particularly substantial in a country that could earmark 1000 billion USD to the modernisation and development of its infrastructure between 2012 and 2017, in liaison with the EU delegation; it also deals with the regulation aspect and standardisation of these in conformity with WTO norms and rules;
preparation and arrangement of French official missions (government, parliament, higher echelons of the administration) on economic issues;
actions and initiatives in India and France contributing to the strengthening of bilateral economic relations (round tables, seminars, bilateral working groups, etc.) and the visibility of the range of French commercial supply and French companies.
Regional Economic Service of New Delhi
French Embassy in India
2/50 E Shantipath
110 021 NEW DELHI
Tel: (+91) (11) 43 19 63 00
Fax: (+91) (11) 43 19 63 09
Minister-Counsellor for Economic, Trade and Financial Affairs: Mr. Jean-Marc FENET
Economic Service of Mumbai
Wockhardt Towers, East Wing,
5th level, Bandra-Kurla Complex,
Bandra East - 400 051
Tel: (+91) (22) 66 69 40 99
Fax: (+91) (22) 66 69 40 90
Economic Counsellor: Mr. Bernard DUFRESNE