Fri. Nov 22nd, 2019

Trump to press Macron over France’s digital services tax at G7, official says

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President Donald Trump will raise the issue of France’s tax on U.S. tech giants including Amazon

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and Google

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when he meets French President Emmanuel Macron during a G7 meeting this weekend, a senior administration official said Thursday. In July, the French Senate approved a 3% tax that will apply to revenue from digital services earned in France by companies with revenue above certain thresholds. Trump has previously threatened what he called “substantial reciprocal action” for the tax, and suggested the U.S. could slap tariffs on French wine. The G7 meetings will be held in Biarritz, France Saturday through Monday.

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