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French officials: Do not accept US use of trade tools to block digital taxes

via:博客园     time:2019/7/11 17:31:20     readed:145

Sina Technology News, Beijing time on the afternoon of July 11, according to Bloomberg News, a French Ministry of Finance officials who did not want to be named said that France's digital tax in line with international regulations, will not accept the United States to use trade tools to prevent its collection.

The official also said that all countries have tax sovereignty and it is not appropriate to use trade tools to attack this sovereignty.

Earlier, according to Reuters, US President Donald Trud ordered Donald Trump’s investigation of high-tech companies’ taxation plans on Wednesday, which could lead to new tariffs or other trade restrictions imposed on France by France. .

US Trade Representative Robert · Robert Lighthizer said in a statement announcing the investigation: "The United States is very concerned about the digital service tax, which is expected to be passed in the French Senate tomorrow, with the aim of treating the United States unfairly. the company. ”

The French move prompted Lytheiser to spend up to a year investigating whether the country’s digital tax plan would harm US technology companies.

His remarks mean that the United States will initiate a “301 investigation” against France in accordance with Article 301 of the 1974 Trade Act to determine whether taxation constitutes an unfair trade practice.

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