The government is preparing its offensive.
This Monday morning, the Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, threatened search engines that would not apply the order to dereference the online sales platform Wish.
"I leave them a few more days, the benefit of the doubt, but no more and then it's very simple, I will bring the case to justice and they will be condemned," he said on France 2.
The French fraud repression services have requested the delisting of the online sales platform Wish, a rare measure taken due to the presence of non-compliant and dangerous products, the Ministry of the Economy announced last Wednesday.
This sanction came as part of a more than a year-long investigation conducted by the General Directorate for Competition, Consumption and Fraud Control (DGCCRF) on the safety of products sold on marketplaces in France. line, as we had revealed in our pages.
Many non-compliant products
“The digital giants and digital players are not above the law,” Bruno Le Maire insisted on Monday.
“As for the Wish site itself, either it obeys the rules of consumer protection, or not only will I request the dereference of the site from the platforms, but we will ban the presence of Wish on French territory,” he threatened. .
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After Bercy's decision, Wish defended itself, declaring that the platform "still complies with the requests for withdrawal (of products from the sale) of the DGCCRF", and announced that it would initiate a legal action against this action that the company considers “illegal and disproportionate”.
Out of 140 products sold on Wish and analyzed by the DGCCRF, a significant number had been identified as non-compliant.
Thus, 90% of the electrical devices analyzed were considered dangerous, as were 62% of costume jewelry and 45% of toys.