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U.K. to Protect Interests If U.S. Slaps Tariffs Over Digital Tax

March 29, 2021, 3:39 PM

The U.K. will consider all options to defend its interests should the U.S. decide to impose tariffs on its businesses, the government said Monday.

The U.S. announced Friday that it would push ahead with the its Section 301 probes into six digital services taxes from around the world including the U.K. The U.S Trade Representative has argued in the past that these taxes unfairly discriminate against U.S. tech giants.

Should the U.S. proceed to implement tariffs, “we would consider all options to defend U.K. interests and industry,” a spokesperson for the U.K. Department for International Trade said. “Our digital services ...

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