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Statement In Support Of USTR Initiating Section 301 Investigations of Digital Services Taxes

Washington, DC – IA Director, Trade Policy, Jordan Haas issued the following statement in support of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) initiation of Section 301 investigations of Digital Services Taxes (DSTs) in Austria, Brazil, the Czech Republic, the European Union, India, Indonesia, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom:

“An increasing number of countries have proposed or enacted discriminatory and unilateral digital taxes in recent months, despite ongoing negotiations at the OECD. The U.S. must continue sending a strong message to trading partners that targeted discriminatory taxes against U.S. firms are not an appropriate solution. The digital industry appreciates USTR’s actions to engage on discriminatory DSTs in countries around the world. Those efforts have had industry and bipartisan congressional support.”