PARIS, 30 Jul — RIA Novosti. The Minister of agriculture of France Didier Guillaume called “absolutely stupid” threats to the US President Donald trump to impose a tax on French wine after the decision of Paris on “digital tax”.
In mid-July, the French Parliament finally adopted the law on the tax on services to the largest digital companies. We are talking about companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. On Friday, trump said that in response, may impose a tax on French wine.
“The third time the President of the United States threatens to impose a tax… We will see if he will do it now… But these are political and economic debates is absurd when I say, you enter the tax GAFA — we are the tax on your wine. This is completely stupid. Why? Because we are introducing a tax GAFA, because they (the company — ed.) get a huge profit in the millions or billions of dollars. They send us work and reasons why they would not pay taxes. Wine is a totally different story. It is a commercial exchange,” the Minister said in the TV channel BFMTV.
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