Amazon ordered to limit France trade to essential goods within 24 hours



Gwenaelle Barzic, Sarah White, and Dominique Vidalon | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) – A French court on Tuesday ordered Amazon to limit its business to essential goods within 24 hours to allow for an assessment of epidemic risks, trade union Sud said on Tuesday.

The Nanterre court also ruled that Amazon will have to pay a penalty of 1 million euros per day of delay in complying with the decision, the union added.

Some unions had been calling for the complete closure of Amazon’s activities in France, or at the very least a further clampdown on deliveries, after raising concerns over health standards during the coronavirus outbreak.

Amazon also came under scrutiny from labour inspectors and was told to improve conditions at five French sites.


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