Trade Services

We have developed unique trade services to support French investment in the Tri-State Region. If you are a French company or entrepreneur, please visit “Services aux entreprises

Global Access 

Since January 2014, in partnership with the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, the FACC-Philadelphia has successfully piloted the soft landing program dubbed Global Access. This initiative helps foreign enterprises and entrepreneurs navigate the various hurdles of entering and incorporating in the United States and create jobs in the region. Global Access combines immigration solutions with cultural education, technical assistance, and business development.

The Soft Landing Program

  • Identify Foreign Direct Investment projects in partnership with the Chambers of Commerce and Industry in France


  • Guide the entry strategy of the French enterprises


  • Provide technical assistance in the areas of incorporation, market research, finance, and import/export


  • Offer orientation and networking within the region’s social, political, cultural, and economic environments and connect to statewide and federal resources


  • Coach on cross-cultural differences such as how to communicate effectively in the American and international business arenas


  • Provide low-cost, soft landing solutions in conjunction with local incubators and universities


  • Develop practical tools and provide training and technical assistance for our local partners in order to help them build the capacity to welcome international companies



Blandine Chantepie-Kari

Co-Director- Trade Services, FACC-Philadelphia
+1 267-243-5088 |


Eric Rosenfeld
Director, International Professionals Program, Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians
+1 215-779-6443 |


The Welcoming Center's mission is to connect newly arrived individuals and immigrant entrepreneurs from all around the world with the economic opportunities they need to succeed in the reigion. Since opening its doors in 2003, the organization has assisted more than 13,000 people from over 140 countries.

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