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What data is expected?
List of registered (limited liability) companies. The submissions in this data category do not need to include detailed financial data such as balance sheet, etc. Open data from company registers may be used for many ends: e.g. enabling customers and businesses to see with whom they deal, or to see where a company has registered offices. This definition draws on the work of OpenCorporates.
- Name of company
- Company address
- Unique identifier of the company
- Register available for entire country
How open is the data?
It's openly licenced
It's in an open and machine-readable format
It's downloadable at once
It's publicly available
It's available free of charge
INSEE manages a company register (SIRENE) which also includes non-for-profit entities. Access and reuse of the database is possible against charging fees. Infogreffe also manages company data collected through commercial courts. Some data can be viewed online, but reuse of the whole database is also subject to fees. It is however expected that this dataset will be made available as open data in 2017 as announced by the Minister in charge of Digital Economy.
Lastly, according to a 2015 law on Economy and Growth, company data collected by commercial courts shall now be transferred to INPI and managed through a Central Company Register (RNCS) and released as open data. However, the release of RNCS data has still to be done and there is evidence that the database is still sold to third party. In the meantime, Infogreffe has launched its own open data catalog but does not provide the full register of companies, only secondary data on the activity of Infogreffe.