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U.S. vows 100% tariffs on French Champagne, cheese, handbags over digital tax

8 monthes ago   |   By New York Post

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said the government was exploring whether to open similar investigations into the digital services taxes of Austria, Italy and Turkey.
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U.S. threatens tariffs on $2.4B French cheeses, other goods in tax dispute

U.S. threatens tariffs on $2.4B French cheeses, other goods in tax dispute

8 monthes ago   |   By Politico

The Trump administration on Monday threatened to impose tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French goods in a dispute over that country's new digital services tax. It also said it could impose fees or restrictions on some French services. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said an investigation found that France's tax unfairly discriminates against big U.S. tech companies like Facebook, Google, Apple and Amazon, which dominate the digital services market. “USTR's decision today sends a clear signal that the United States will take action against digital tax regimes that...
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