The United States commercial agent has announced tariffs for 1,150 million euros for French products in retaliation for the so-called “Google Rate”, which affects American multinationals such as Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon.
Washington believes that this is an unfair tax that is specifically directed against these American companies. Products such as bags, cosmetics and soaps are therefore taxed in response. This measure is applied after a six-month moratorium.
“The measure passed today is a strong message against discriminatory taxes against American companies that don’t modernize the global tax system,” said Matt Schruers, president of the Association of the Computer and Communication Industry. , as reported by the American news portal Politico.
“Tax changes must be negotiated in good faith through a consensus approach in the OECD that copes with changes in the global digital economy,” he added, referring to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.