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US govt orders investigation into France's planned digital services tax

Thursday 11 July 2019 | 09:33 CET | News
Update: 11 July 2019 | 12:52 CET
The US government has expressed concern about the 3 percent digital services tax proposed by France, Reuters reported. Draft legislation on the tax passed France's lower house of parliament in April and is set to pass the Senate on 11 July. US President Donald Trump has now ordered an investigation into the planned tax. "The US is very concerned that the digital services tax which is expected to pass the French Senate tomorrow unfairly targets American companies," US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in a statement announcing the investigation. Lighthizer said Trump "has directed

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