no more receiving packages on sundays

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Receiving packages from Amazon on Sunday mornings is numbered in Catalonia. The Ministry of Labor of the Generalitat of this autonomous community has begun the procedures to approve a law that regulates the hours of last-mile deliveries and equate them to those of physical stores, as anticipated The vanguard.

Thus, any electronic commerce, including those that sell exclusively online, will have to limit their delivery to conventional business hours, such as the one that current law allows physical stores: with a maximum of 12 hours of attention to the public and until 21 hours as a limit from autumn to spring, and until 10 pm in summer, except in tourist municipalities, where the margin at night is wider, although always limited to a maximum number of 12 hours of opening per day. Likewise, it is intended to restrict deliveries on weekends, especially on Sundays.

The intention of the Catalan government is to put an end to unlimited deliveries which, in addition to harming physical stores, force delivery men to work on weekends to meet the demanding and tight delivery deadlines of some e-commerce. Likewise, it aims to reduce the traffic overload that last-mile delivery generates on public roads and tackle the inconvenience caused by warehouses and distribution points operating 24 hours a day, says La Vanguardia.

In principle, this new standard will have no tax implications, only restrictive, and no information has yet been released about the sanctions that it will provide for those electronic businesses that fail to comply with it. It is also not known whether the new law will include restrictions on food deliveries at home.

The Government of Spain, on the other hand, is working on a new tax on home parcel deliveries baptized as ‘Amazon rate’, as we have in Xataka, which will affect any company that delivers goods to their customers’ homes, not just electronic stores.

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Receiving packages from Amazon on Sunday mornings is numbered in Catalonia. The Ministry of Labor of the Generalitat of this…

Receiving packages from Amazon on Sunday mornings is numbered in Catalonia. The Ministry of Labor of the Generalitat of this…

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