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Potential disruption to France’s supply chains as nationwide strikes begin

Import and export services could see disruption as French unions strike

Nationwide strikes, which began at 08:00 GMT+1 on Thursday, 19th January and will end at 08:00 GMT+1 Friday, 20th January, have impacted France's transport infrastructure.

France's key unions, including CGT, CFDT, and FO are all taking part in the industrial action in opposition of President Macron's proposed pension reform, which, if implemented, will push France's retirement age to 64.

Both French and European supply chains may see further disruptions as import and export movements using Dover-Calais ferries, as well as cross-border and domestic logistics, are affected. Space availability on Eurotunnel services may be impacted due to increased demand at this time. Airports including Paris Orly have warned of reduced air operations whilst the strike action takes place.

We are working to ensure that any disruption to your European supply chain is minimised and will update this page with any further developments.

For any urgent questions regarding your France or European supply chain please contact us here.

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