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WASHINGTON, December 3 /PRIME/. France is pursuing a discriminatory policy against digital us companies, in response, the United States can impose duties at a rate up to 100% for French goods amount to $ 2.4 billion, says the report of the U.S. trade representative.
In mid-July, the French Parliament adopted a law on the tax on services to the largest digital companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google. This law has caused strong criticism from the United States. The American leader Donald trump stated that, in response, may impose a tax on French wine. In August, the President of France Emmanuel macron said that between Paris and Washington reached an agreement: once the digital tax at the international level, France will cancel your tax for the largest digital companies (GAFA).
The United States trade representative stated that it “completed the first part of the investigation,” according to the French digital tax, and came to the conclusion that it is “discriminatory against US companies”. In particular, we are talking about companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.
In response, the U.S. is considering the possibility of imposing duties in respect of goods with a total value of up to $ 2.4 billion. The fees can reach 100%.
“Solution sales representative sends a clear signal that the US will take action against digital tax regimes that diskriminerad US companies. The United States trade representative focused on countering the growing protectionism of the EU countries that are treated unfairly with American companies, whether through taxes or other digital efforts against the leading digital companies in the USA”, — stated in the message.
Similar investigations initiated against Austria, Italy and Turkey, said the Agency.
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