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States of America have a democratic government (a
They form a federal parliamentary republic. There
are 50 states, including Alaska and Hawaii, the
District of Columbia and the Puerto Rican
territories, the Virgin Islands, the Pacific
Islands (Mariannes, Carolines, Marshall), American
Samoa and the Panama Canal zone. Each state is
administered by a Governor.
James Ist claims the lands of North Carolina and
Maine for the English throne.
1614 : The 'New Holland' Company is founded. The
island of Manhattan is bought by Peter Minuit for
60 florins (guilders) in 1626.
1620 : the arrival of the Mayflower, the foundation
1670-1690 : The Mississippi region is opened
sectors of activity favour a company's
establishment in the USA. Differents economic
possibilities exist to promote the creation of a
company or a commerce.
Professionals must know the equivalent university
levels in case of job offers. Certain diplomas are
not automatically recognized and you must inquire
A large scope exists for the French exporter to
enter the American market.
Look up 'creating a company'.
New York has
a very cold winter with heavy snowfalls; the
summers are hot and humid. You can swim at Long
Island in July and August. New England has very
pleasant springs and summers, mild autumns
distinguished by their Indian summers in October,
but the winter is very cold. Cross- country skiing
and downhill skiing are widely practised.
The south-east has a mild spring and autumn, the
summer is humid, with cyclones.
Florida has a sub-tropical climate and attracts
tourists the whole year round.
The great central plains have very cold winters and
very hot summers.
in the Usa
short term stay :
You can enter the United States for less than
three months, as a tourist, without a visa. A valid
passport is sufficient. But in these conditions it
is strictly forbidden to look for work.
If by any chance you should be offered a job, one
way to get around the law,is to work for an
employer based in France and get your salary paid
in France. But, be careful : 40,000 French people
reside clandestinely in the USA and only 3000 visas
are given every year. The police are very strict
You can enter the United States with a
If you are employed in a French or an international
company you don't have to worry about the
formalities, usually the administrative services
deal with the formalities linked to the
registration of the entire expatriate staff, unless
you are the only representative of your company in
the country (a salesman, or in charge of a liaison
bureau, etc.), in this case you have to deal with
all the formalities yourself.
to be completed
waiting period is long, several months, maybe even
several years. But the most difficult thing is to
find an employer.
You could get a green card through the lottery,
everyone can participate if the conditions are
respected. You have to have passed your
baccalaureat or have had a professional activity
for at least 2 years; you must be born in a country
which has the right to participate in the lottery
(France is authorized). Only one participation per
No vaccination is obligatory, but the usual
vaccines (tetanos, polio and typhoid) are
recommended. Hepatitis B is advisable if the stay
is a long one.
Tax clearance can take between 2 and 24 hours;
clearance brokers are connected by computer to the
customs (ABI Automated Broker Interface).
To speed up the tax clearance it is possible to
pre-file before the merchandise arrives.
The merchandise can travel in bond from the entry
point in the USA to the final destination in the
USA. The merchandise is stocked in a bonded
warehouse or in a container on the quay.
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