While the inauguration of Donald Trump will take place a little more than a month from now, French business owners will, at the same time, need a strong and fiscally unified eurozone and will need to work on their development strategy and their business models so that their companies continue to perform without being brought under the American flag.

 

The Americans have chosen: Donald Trump will be their next president. This election will have direct repercussions for our small and medium enterprises if Europe does not react quickly now. The policy that will be put in place across the Atlantic as of Jan. 20, 2017 will be turned toward the internal American market with the desire to boost the domestic economy and create jobs in the United States. An increase in taxes on imported products is expected as a very short-term, direct consequence. The rate applied to Chinese imports has already been raised by 45 percent. For their part, the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreements will, without doubt, be very quickly renegotiated by the new Trump administration. This is without counting the uncertainties of support …

 

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