Economic diplomacy - Health: the "French Healthcare" label
On March 15, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault, concluded a conference called "French Healthcare: Exporting Excellence" and launched the new label.
Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign trade, the Promotion of tourism, and French nationals abroad, and Jean-Marie Le Guen, Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, opened this event.
The conference, which featured the main players involved in France’s healthcare sector, launched the “French Healthcare” label. A public-private initiative, this “export label” is designed to boost the promotion of French healthcare products.
At €28.7 billion, healthcare products are France’s third-largest export, adding €3.3 billion to France’s trade balance in 2015. France has four of the world’s 25 most innovative public research institutes, according to the Thomson-Reuters ranking.