Canon EMEA has just announced that it suspends all its product deliveries into Russia. However, it’s yet to be confirmed that Canon’s products can’t be delivered into Russia by authorized dealers. Read Canon’s announcement below.
Canon’s comment on the Ukraine crisis
The statement has been declared by Canon Europe (Canon EMEA), which is the strategic headquarters for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and it’s based in London and Amstelveen. Canon also maintains a physical presence in 39 countries across the EMEA region and via a number of wholly-owned subsidiaries. Canon EMEA has released a “Comment on Ukraine Crisis”, declaring a halt of its product deliveries into Russia.
Canon suspends product deliveries into Russia
Here’s Canon’s statement: “The violence and destruction being caused by the military attacks on Ukraine is shocking to all of us. We share our heartfelt concerns for our colleagues and the Ukrainian people whose lives have been deeply affected. As part of the world-wide relief efforts supporting Ukraine, we are donating to international aid and humanitarian organizations in Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia. As of earlier this week, Canon EMEA suspended all product deliveries into Russia. We continue monitoring the fast-evolving situation and developments. We stand united in desire for peace”.
What does it mean?
Well, as far as we know, FedEx, DHL, and UPS have stopped delivering into Russia a few days ago. Also, major airline companies have also halted their operation in Russia. Nevertheless, products can be delivered by land, through Europe, and from the east as well. Does Canon EMEA’s announcement relevant to Canon’s USA, Canon Japan, and more branches? Will consumers located in Russia be able to order a Canon camera from B&H and/or Adorama? Basically, the camera can ‘fly’ to Europe, and from there, enter Russia via land, until now, as Canon declared to suspend all product deliveries into Russia. Will other camera companies follow?