Reopening of shops: the date of December 1 must be “firm and not conditional”, asks CCI France

While local shops will have to remain closed for at least another 15 days, Jean Castex having announced Thursday November 12 the maintenance of the confinement rules until December 1, Pierre Goguet, president of CCI France “calls on each citizen to think about local shops and to defer purchases that could be made online, to reserve this for this local shop which, if it does not have stock flow, will not survive.”

“Traders were asking to be able to work, they were asking for flexibility and visibility”, continues the president of the network of chambers of commerce and industry.

We wanted the opening by appointment to allow traders in strict health protocol to get out of the disaster that leads them to distress.

Pierre Goguet

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“We are disappointed but we understand that the health situation does not allow it”, tempers Pierre Goguet, who also welcomes the measures concerning the rents of traders announced by the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire. “The agreement with the donors, these measures will not be enough, warns Pierre Goguet. All the support announced is very important but these measures must be applied quickly because the deadlines are there, the stocks are there, the traders will have to pay them “.

“Our goal is to be able to reopen before the end of the year celebrations”, Jean Castex said, citing the possibility of reopening non-essential businesses on December 1. The president of CCI France proposes that this date be considered as “closed”. “The traders need visibility during this essential period. It is necessary to consider that there is for the traders a possibility of compensating all the stocks which they will not be able to sell”, pleads Pierre Goguet. “The distress is great and sometimes it’s a lifetime’s work that is at stake”, he concludes.

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