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February 14, 2014

What Small and Medium Enterprises in France did not know about customs

Venturing into uncharted export markets can be a journey into the unknown for many Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). That is what relatively few actually dare to make that bold step. Customs regulations can at first seem a little daunting.However, we are seeing a growing number of SMEs in the aeronautical, high tech and luxury industries, in particular, that are interested in exporting in order to capitalize on growth markets.

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August 9, 2013

FedEx and United Way prepare children for their future

I've lived in the lovely city of Paris for more than seven years, but I recently discovered a new side of this city during a tour with United Way, which aimed to rally local community support around underprivileged youth issues. Imagine that you are walking down a street in an affluent area of Paris, with nice markets and beautiful buildings all around you. What if I told you that just two minutes away, down a small set of stairs in a narrow street, there is a totally different underworld lurking down there where children are in need of your help?

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January 15, 2012

FedEx Panda Express de Chine en France

Le FedEx Panda Express s’envole à nouveau, cette fois pour transporter deux pandas géants de Chine vers la France.[READ IN ENGLISH] Decouvrez es photos du FedEx Panda Express en FranceMise à jour du 15 janvier 2012, 13h GMT – Nous venons d’atterrir en France!

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January 15, 2012

FedEx Panda Express from China to France

The FedEx Panda Express is taking to the skies again, this time to transport two giant pandas from China to France.[READ IN FRENCH]**View photos of the FedEx Panda Express to Paris Update: January 15, 2012, 1pm GMT - We've landed in France!

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January 12, 2012

From China to Paris with Love: Paint and Send Wishes to Pandas

When I received an email with the subject of “panda,” I immediately became excited. FedEx will again be flying two giant pandas, our national treasure. The pandas, Huan Huan and Yuan Zi, will be the Chinese culture ambassadors to France. Fortunately, as FedEx employees, we can ask our children to send their best wishes to the pandas through drawings and paintings.  

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January 11, 2012

Perseverance for Pandas!

Read more about the FedEx Panda Express to France here**Guest post from Delphine Delord, ZooParc de Beauval**:Take a wild guess just how long it took us to secure an agreement for panda bears Huan Huan and Yuan Zi to join us at Beauval ZooParc?Six months, do you reckon? A year, perhaps?How about five years? Yes, it took five years! And it was well worth every ounce of perseverance.

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September 8, 2011

As Tough As Iron!

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another—proverbHave you ever butted heads with someone and yet valued it an inspiring experience? And while you may have very well left the encounter exhausted, you also left satisfied, dare I say even regenerated by it— equipped with new knowledge, enhanced insight and increased sensitivity?  

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July 21, 2009

When is a Table Not Just a Table?

If it happens to be the one Vincent Van Gogh dined on every day in backroom of Auberge Ravoux where he lived in the attic during the last months of his life. Tucked away in a village now a suburb of Paris, the museum dedicated to his memory has become a touchstone for over a century of fans who make their way to Auvers sur Oise. It is a precious historic item for the French, whose self image is steeped in the brilliance of contributions of artists.

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