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Lighthizer Says U.S. to Impose Tariffs If Needed on Digital Tax

June 17, 2020, 3:01 PM

Robert Lighthizer, testifying to a House committee, says he doesn’t want other countries’ tax systems to treat American companies unfairly.

  • The U.S. trade representative also called the WTO a “mess” and said it hasn’t served America or the global economy well, will veto any candidate to lead the Geneva-based trade body if he or she has expressed a “whiff” of anti-American sentiment in the past.

To contact the reporters on this story:
Bryce Baschuk in Geneva at bbaschuk2@bloomberg.net;
Jenny Leonard in Washington at jleonard67@bloomberg.net

To contact the editors responsible for this story:
Brendan Murray at brmurray@bloomberg.net

Ana Monteiro ...