...But that "local company" business structure was not the decission of the customer but of Canon.
Canon had many offices and service centers in many country and all of them are local company that need $$ to operate, so why you expect the local Canon company to service your under warranty Canon product FOC
So it's the opinion of thos complaining here that Canon has to deal with that and not that the customer has to suffer from this.
An original Canon product is an original everywhere in the world.
And the world no longer is "local", it's "global".
But Canon didn't force customer to buy their products. Every company had their own terms and condition and if you don't agree to them, don't buy their products... the choice is yours. If you want to buy gray product, go ahead, but just don't expect them to honor the warranty... the choice is still yours.
Anyway, ideally, it's "global", but not everyone use the same currency, not everyone speak the same language, not everywhere had the same law, not everywhere had the same culture and you still need a passport when travel to other country, so it's still "local" in the real world.
By the way, the funniest warranty I every read is from pelican case warranty: "This guarantee does not cover shark bite, bear attack, or children under 5
." Children under 5 is as destructive as shark bite and bear attack... ha ha ha
Have a nice day.