U.S. suspends tariffs on six trading partners for digital service tax negotiations

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2021-06-04

PhototakenonMarch16,,theUnitedStates.(Xinhua/LiuJie)UnitedStatesTradeRepresentative(USTR)KatherineTaisaidthatthenationwillsuspendthetariffsforupto180daystoprovide"additionaltime"toco,June2(Xinhua)--TheUnitedStatesonWednesdayannouncedthatitwillimposetariffsoncertaingoodsfromAustria,Britain,India,Italy,SpainandTurkeyoverdisputesonDigitalServiceTaxes(DSTs),whilenoting(USTR)KatherineTaisaidinastatementthatthefinaldeterminationintheone-yearSection301investigationsofDSTsadoptedbythesixcount,however,notedthattheUnitedStateswillsuspendthetariffsforupto180daystoprovide"additionaltime"tocompletetheongoingmultilateralnegotiationsoninternationaltaxation."TheUnitedStatesremainscommittedtoreachingaconsensusoninternationaltaxissuesthroughtheOECD(OrganizationforEconomicCooperationandDevelopment)andG20(GroupofTwenty)processes,"Taisaid."TodaysactionsprovidetimeforthosenegotiationstocontinuetomakeprogresswhilemaintainingtheoptionofimposingtariffsunderSection301ifwarrantedinthefuture,",theUnitedStateslaunchedaSection301investigationintoFrancesplannedtaxondigitalservices,accusingtheFrenchgovernmentof"-basedtechnologycompanies."FrenchFinanceMinisterBrunoLeMaire,however,arguedthatthetaxisnecessarytomakebiginternetcompaniespaytheirfairshareoftaxes.。