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Statement On USTR’s Announcement Of An Investigation Of France’s Digital Services Tax

Washington DC – Internet Association Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on the announcement of an investigation of France’s Digital Services Tax under Section 301 by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR):

“The internet industry applauds USTR’s prompt action in response to France’s Digital Services Tax, which specifically targets the U.S. digital sector. The internet industry is a great American export, supporting millions of jobs and businesses of all sizes. Global tax rules should be updated for the digital age – and there is a process to do so underway at the OECD – but discriminatory taxes against U.S. firms are not the right approach. Today’s move by USTR is an important step in exercising American leadership to stem the tide of new discriminatory taxes across Europe and we look forward to working with USTR throughout this process.”