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Climate law: why limiting warehouses is a bad idea

2021-04-15T15:14:12.577Z

ANALYSIS - Some deputies want them to be subject to the same rules as commercial areas. A measure that risks penalizing all traders.



The climate and resilience law, currently being debated in the National Assembly, aims to fight against the artificialization of soils.

To this end, in its article 52, it prohibits the construction of any new commercial area of ​​more than 10,000 m2 on land where nothing has been built in the past.

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Climate Law: and e-commerce warehouses ?, ask traders

Some traders, and many deputies, consider it unfair that the warehouses dedicated to e-commerce, which also contribute to the artificialization of the soil, are not subject to the same constraints.

They represent around 1.5% of artificial surfaces in Europe, according to a recent report by the firm Oliver Wyman.

But the area they occupy is increasing by 13% to 17% per year on the Old Continent.

These small traders emphasize that warehouses are already not subject to the same taxes as businesses, and that they can continue to sell, even during a period of confinement.

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"Article 52 is a new discriminatory measure against physical trade that it is essential

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Source: lefigaro

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