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USTR to launch Section 301 investigation into French digital services taxes

July 10, 2019 at 4:46 PM
Editor's note: This story has been updated to include comment from USTR. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has launched a Section 301 investigation into a French digital services tax that U.S. lawmakers and business groups say unfairly targets U.S. tech companies. France is moving to institute the tax despite complaints from U.S. officials, lawmakers and business groups. The 3 percent tax, retroactive to Jan. 1, will apply to certain revenues, such as advertising and commissions from digital...

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