On-the-spot France

Mister Made in France shuns foreign products

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Benjamin Carle in his Parisian apartment
Benjamin Carle in his Parisian apartment Twitter

French industries are struggling as companies move offshore to take advantage of cheaper manufacturing costs in countries like China and India. The auto and steelmaking sectors have been the hardest hit. In a bid to reverse the decline, French politicians are urging people to “buy French” to revive local economies. RFI met a Frenchman, Benjamin Carle, who is trying to see whether you can really live a life that is entirely “made in France”.