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World Boycott of tricolor products: what economic impact for France?

23:30  26 october  2020
23:30  26 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Calls for boycott of French products began emerging on social media after France ’s President Emmanuel Macron made remarks against The events led to social media calls for boycott of French products across the Middle East – something Macron responded to tweeting: “We will not give in, ever.

Economic Impact . Stores from Kuwait to Pakistan are removing goods from France , while protests are being planned in Pakistan and other nations. Tensions between France and Muslim-majority nations were ignited after a French teacher who had shown caricatures of the prophet in class was

Plusieurs pays du Proche et Moyen-Orient ont appelé à boycotter les produits fabriqués en France. Ici, dans un supermarché à Sanaa, capitale du Yémen. © MOHAMMED HUWAIS, AFP Several countries in the Near and Middle East have called for boycotting products made in France. Here in a supermarket in Sana'a, capital of Yemen.

Several countries in the Muslim world are calling for a boycott of French products in supermarkets. Symbolically, the message is strong. But economically, the impact remains measured.

Emmanuel Macron's position in favor of the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, following the assassination of Professor Samuel Paty who had shown these drawings in class, has ignited the powder. The head of state had already drawn the ire of Turkey in early October, when he presented a bill on "Islamist separatism", described as provocation by his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Monday, October 26, the latter called for a boycott of tricolor products: Above all, do not pay attention to French brands, do not buy them , he urged the Turkish people.

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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged Turks to boycott French goods over what he called the hostile stance toward Muslims by the country’s leaders, threatening to deepen the rift between the two NATO members.

An economic boycott can mean consumers refusing to buy a certain product or to do business with a certain company. Perhaps the most famous and one of the most effective boycotts in American history falls into The movement was slow to start but had a massive economic impact when it caught on.

Des affichettes appelant à boycotter les produits Made in France ont été apposées sur les rayons. © YAHYA ARHAB, EPA / MAXPPP Posters calling for a boycott of Made in France products have been displayed on shelves. Several countries of the Maghreb, the

Near and Middle East have done the same, but without this being official. It is through the voice of religious leaders, elected officials or ordinary citizens via social networks that part of the Muslim world has joined this movement.

Valeur des exportations françaises vers quatre pays ayant boycotté certains produits tricolores. © OUEST-FRANCE INFOGRAPHIE Value of French exports to four countries that have boycotted certain French products. What concrete effects at this time? In Qatar and Kuwait, several supermarket chains have decided to withdraw French products from their shelves. These include jams, Babybel and Kiri cheeses, as well as cosmetic and hair products. Similar initiatives have been observed in Yemen, Libya, Palestinian territory and even Jordan. On Sunday October 25, 450 Kuwaiti travel agencies suspended their flights to Paris.

What should the French economy worry about?

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 Islamism: Several Muslim countries call for a boycott of French products The Organization for Islamic Cooperation, which brings together Muslim countries, deplored "the words of certain French officials likely to harm Franco-Muslim relations" © JOEL SAGET / AFP Some French products are boycotted by Muslim countries after Emmanuel Macron's statements on Islam in October 2020 CARICATURES - The Organization for Islamic Cooperation, which brings together Muslim countries, deplored "the words of certain French officials likely to harm Franco-Muslim relations ” Calls for

Why should be boycott China products ? It's simple, if you want India to not lose territory or even lives for that matter then stop using Chinese And the country will have less economy then previous which would have a direct impact of the defense budget. People were also destroying Chinese products

Ambassador Jingye Cheng suggested the Chinese public may boycott Australian products or decide not to visit Australia in the future if the Commonwealth Government continued its push for an independent inquiry. "Maybe also the ordinary people will say why should we drink Australian wine or

At this point, not really. The countries concerned are not major trading partners. In 2019, the Near and Middle East as a whole accounted for only 2.7% of French exports of agrifood products and 6.1% of perfumes and toiletries.

In addition, not all products are affected by this call for boycott. Those which have the greatest commercial value, such as fighter planes, escape it for the moment

, notes Frédéric Encel, professor at Science Po.

This movement is therefore more symbolic than economic

, summarized Agnès Pannier -Runacher, Minister Delegate in charge of Industry.

I strongly condemn the calls to boycott French products. They emanate from those who have always used Islam for political ends. I call for the vigilance of all Muslims in the face of this false propaganda aimed at discrediting our country, France

- Hafiz Chems-eddine (@chemshafiz)

October 25, 2020 How is France reacting?

By refusing any response. The Foreign Ministry speaks of an instrumentalization on the part of a radical

minority. The president of Medef, Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, calls on companies to resist blackmail and, unfortunately, to endure this boycott .

Red lines, high stakes for Brand France in conservative Gulf .
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