Monday, 27 April 2020

Amazon extends closure of French warehouses until May 5

Amazon said on Monday it would extend the closure of its six warehouses in France to May 5 after a French court rejected the U.S. online retailer's appeal against a ruling that restricts what it can deliver during the coronavirus crisis.

In a statement, the company said it continues to "asses the best way to operate given the decision of the Court of Appeal (in Versailles)".

Amazon’s six warehouses in France, where goods are packed up and dispatched and which staff had complained were too crowded, have been shut since April 16, after the initial court ruling curtailing the scope of deliveries.

The U.S. group had argued that defining essential goods such as health products were too complex and that it did not want to risk fines.

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