Amazon France doesn't ship to Cuba?

Published on 19 September 2008

Preparing my order of French books from Amazon.fr, I noticed that they don't ship to Cuba (in French), among other countries on an US embargo. Note that there is no French embargo in Cuba, and French companies are perfectly allowed to do business with Cuba.

Not that I need my order to be shipped there (California will be fine), but I'm a bit surprised. This is the French branch of Amazon making business from France. Does the fact that it's part of an American group forces them to respect US embargoes? Would Amazon get in trouble with the Federal Government if their French branch does business with Cuba?

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