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U.S. Is Still Considering French Wine Tariffs in G-7 Reversal

Sept. 7, 2019, 4:45 PM

The U.S. is moving ahead with an investigation into a new French digital tax that could lead to import tariffs on French wine and other goods, despite hopes raised at August’s G-7 summit.

A senior Trump administration official confirmed that the government is continuing a Section 301 probe into the French measure and its impact on American digital champions including Amazon.com Inc., Facebook Inc., and Alphabet Inc.’s Google.

The probe is being conducted under the same statute used by the U.S. to levy tariffs on China as part of an escalating trade war between the world’s two largest economies, and...

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