Here are the CESC member associations which primarily serve business interests.

AmCham France
American Chamber of Commerce in France
156 boulevard Haussmann
75008 Paris
01 56 43 45 67

AmCham France is the voice of American business in France. Its mission is to:
–  Support American firms investing in France with extensive local knowledge and a century of first hand experience.
–  Define positions common to American business interests through regular exchange between members.
–  Represent these positions to key opinion formers and decision makers in the French government, administration, and media.
–  Offer ongoing opportunities for practical exchange between member companies in support of their business activities in France.

Association of Americans Resident Overseas
34 avenue de New York
75116 Paris
01 47 20 24 15

AARO is a volunteer, non-partisan service organization representing the interests of more than 4.1 million Americans living and working abroad. AARO's mission is to ensure that Americans abroad are guaranteed the same rights and privileges as their U.S. counterparts. AARO updates its members on crucial issues such as citizenship, voting rights and taxation through its bimonthly newsletter, seminars on tax legislation, financial and estate planning and other events. AARO also offers a reasonably priced health insurance plan to members who are American citizens living overseas.

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The Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry
3 rue Boissy d'Anglas
75008 Paris
01 53 30 81 30

The Franco-British Chamber of Commerce & Industry offers a comprehensive range of practical information and marketing services to companies wishing to develop trade between France and Great Britain. Where appropriate, the products and services of FBCCI Members are recommended. As they are a private, self-financing organisation, most of their services are chargeable.

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Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

ALORA is the sports, leisure and cultural activities association for OECD staff and their families.

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Professional Women's Network - Paris

Paris PWN is a cross-sectoral networking and training platform for professional women with an international outlook. The association's objective is to promote the professional progress of women and give women the tools, networks and training they need to assume leadership. It is a group of professional women who delight in all the aspects of today's opportunities — personal, professional and familial. They do not seek to change the laws or voice feminist frustration. Instead they aim to learn from each other the ins and outs of the workplace and maximise their recognised potential and impact. Women are 50% of the talent pool and 50% of the market — the idea is to wield this growing impact wisely.

Meetings and the website are in English because PWN addresses the issues of women's professional advancement from a pan-European perspective. Members are drawn from many nationalities and backgrounds. Created in 1996, Paris PWN is today a forum of exchange for professional women from a wide variety of companies and sectors. It is part of a European PWN community (see that covers 13 European cities.

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A Survival Kit for Paris
Jean Taquet
7 rue de Ganneron
75018 Paris
01 40 38 16 11
06 16 81 48 07

Jean Taquet is a legal consultant for English-speaking and especially American residents in France. His book, A Survival Kit for Paris, contains nearly 450 questions and expert answers concerning real-life situations, moving, housing, finances, marriage and cohabitation, estate issues and children, health, driving, and consumer affairs. He also publishes a free monthly newsletter on these and related questions.

Jean Taquet is the author of our page on associations under the Law of 1901.

The Union of Overseas Voters
4 rue des Ar่nes
75005 Paris
08 05 69 64 08
01 84 16 62 04

The Union of Overseas Voters is a non-partisan, non-profit association governed by American citizens residing abroad. It was founded in 2011 by volunteer civilian Voting Assistance Officers with over 40 years of experience. Our mission is to assist American citizens living abroad to register to vote and cast their ballots, to promote civic awareness, and to increase voter participation in U.S. elections.

Revised 26 June 2012