Duties, Trump threats: 100% increase if "digital tax" approved
The US considers the taxes to American companies disproportionate
Possible increases in US duties for Italy. The announcement was made by US President Donald Trump who threatened the 100% increase in tariffs imposed against the EU for the Airbus case if the digital tax arrives, considered by the US discriminatory against American companies.
A warning that started on the same day as the NATO summit in London. The US trade representative Robert Lighthizer said: "It is a clear signal that the United States will act against the web tax regimes that discriminate or impose disproportionate burdens on American companies". To pay the consequences could be, in addition to Italy above all France (already having a rule that imposes the payment of taxes to the US internet giants Google, Facebook and Amazon) but also Turkey and Austria.
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