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US proposes Tariffs on French Products over Digital Tax

US proposes Tariffs on French Products over Digital Tax

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Dec 2019 10:30 AM GMT

Washington: US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that he has proposed additional tariffs of up to 100 percent on some $2.4 billion worth of French products, including champagne, cheese, and handbags, over the European nation’s digital services tax.

In a statement released on Monday, Lighthizer said he has completed the first segment of the investigation under section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974 and concluded that France’s digital services tax discriminates against US companies, such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon, reports Xinhua news agency. Lighthizer said he was issuing a Federal Register notice explaining the issue, and the notice solicits comments from the public on the proposed action, which includes additional duties of up to 100 percent on certain French products. (IANS)

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