What is your business APE or NAF code?

By Valérie Aston on 16 January 2009 · Viewed 43300 times · Questions

Every business in France is classified under an activity code entitled APE - Activite Principale de l’Entreprise - or NAF code. When registering your company, you will need to indicate which is your main activity using an APE code. Here is the APE list in English up-dated by the national Institute of statistics INSEE.

For example, if you sell online your APE code would be 97.91B - vente a distance sur catalogue specialise. Another example, if you plan to become an IT consultant specialised in hardware and software your APE code would be 62.02 - conseils en systemes informatiques.

Here's how to add an APE code to your business in France (podcast).


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About the author: Valérie Aston

I've been helping people who want to start or already have a small business set up in France since 2009. After graduating from a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, I worked as a senior marketing consultant in the UK and France for various International companies. I worked as a conseillère en création d'entreprises (senior business advisor) for BGE here in France and run this independent business on a daily basis.