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Case 3: Liability

French importers tend to prefer French suppliers rather than foreign companies.

Indeed, for the direct import of goods, importers must ensure that the products are in line with regulations and French and European classifications before integrating them into their sales network. They are liable for any manufacturing defect, which may also result in dangerous and expensive consequences.

They are relieved of any liability if their purchases are made with the French subsidiary of a foreign company because they are no longer considered importers.