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France: The French Blocking Statute and the legal international instruments available to take evidence in France to be used in foreign legal proceedings

What is French Blocking Statute (FBS) ? FBS, initially enacted in 1968 (Statute n°68-678 of July 26, 1968), was designed to prevent the transfer of sensitive information to foreign authorities, especially during investigations that might compromise France’s national interests, including its essential economic interests. The scope of FBS is particularly broad, covering two situations: The