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France Pushes Back Against U.S. Over Digital Tax Probes (1)

June 3, 2020, 6:42 PM

France slammed the U.S. over its probe into digital taxes that are being considered by a number of countries, saying it contradicts Washington’s call for unity among leading economies.

“There is a real contradiction between the U.S. demanding unity within the Group of Seven -- which we support -- and the possibility of new trade sanctions,” French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said after a G-7 telephone conference Wednesday.

The French and U.S. government agreed a truce earlier this year in a dispute over France’s digital services tax, according to which Washington is holding back on sanctions and Paris is ...