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Is it the right time to expand in the United States ?

Photo Jonathan Ernst | Reuters

Following the recent joint statement made by President Macron and President Biden on the facilitation of visa issuance and renewal, investing in the USA seams to be far more appealing!

Photos Susan Walsh | AP Photo

President Macron's visit brought to the table the issue of investor visas, E2 visas in particular. Currently, French citizens can obtain an E2 investor visa for the US for a maximum period of 25 months as opposed to 60 months previously. As a reminder, all other countries in the Schengen area benefit from a validity period of 5 years.

“With a view to further enhancing their bilateral trade and investment relationship, they intend to hold discussions on reciprocal facilitation of visa issuance and renewal, and authorizations of stay.” Joint statement from President Biden and President Macron

Simplification of the visa granting process and extension of the duration of investor visas are therefore on the agenda, which will reassure those who plan to create their business or develop in the United States.

Christopher WEISSBERG, the new member of the French parliament representing French residents living in North America, is also putting the pressure to recognize the “migrant who invests money in the United States which creates jobs and which generally has enormous value because it has a direct economic impact”.

The American dream is more relevant than ever.

The United States was the world's leading destination in terms of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2021.).

The reasons that make the United States an attractive country are numerous:

• The United States is the largest unified market, it has a large and wealthy consumer market while the rule of law system in the United States sets the rules of the game for doing business and create a stable environment. This explains why expanding to the United States remain at the heart of a company's international development strategy.

• The United States is the country of entrepreneurship par excellence.

• Faced with global challenges and growing fears of recession, the US economy “continues to be resilient” to use the words of Joe Biden.

• Already attractive, the United States could attract even more foreign investment in 2023, in particular thanks to the IRA, Joe Biden's anti-inflation plan

Would you like to discuss your project to set up in the United States in person? I will be present at CES in Las Vegas from January 5 to 8.

Do you want to settle in the United States by taking over an existing business? We have the opportunity to find a turnkey business in the U.S. such as the very profitable restaurant we have for sale in Charleston, perfect for obtaining an E2 visa.

Do not hesitate to contact me for a free consultation!

Victoire Auguste-Dormeuil