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France Vows United EU Response to Any U.S. Digital-Tax Sanctions

June 12, 2020, 2:03 PM

Any U.S. trade sanctions over digital services taxes will be met with a swift EU-wide response, the French Finance Ministry warned.

“Trade sanctions threats are not acceptable, and the EU would react swiftly and decisively in case they were to materialize,” a spokeswoman for the French Ministry Of Economy and Finance said Friday.

  • “In this as in all other trade-related matters, the European Union will react as one,” a spokeswoman for the European Commission said.
  • The comments follow a meeting Thursday of EU countries with proposed or enacted digital services taxes named in a U.S. trade investigation. A trade probe ...

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