This barrier is unrelated to the end of the transition period, following the United Kingdom's departure from the EU.


French language requirements for the Toubon Law affecting UK exporters/investors

in France

Trade barrier summary

The Toubon law in France requires labelling and information in French. This can mean that computer software developed outside France, may need to have its interface and instruction manuals translated into French, so that it can be used in France. An overseas business can be sued or penalised, if they do not provide their employees with French language Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment.

Sectors affected

  • Technology and smart cities



Date reported

4 October 2019

Last updated

18 December 2020

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