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Statement On USTR’s Findings In Response To Austria, Spain, & UK Digital Services Taxes

Washington, DC – Internet Association Director, Trade Policy Jordan Haas issued the following statement on the Office of The United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) actions in response to Digital Services Taxes (DST) adopted by Austria, Spain, and the United Kingdom:

“The internet industry applauds USTR’s action in response to digital service taxes adopted by Austria, Spain, and the United Kingdom, which specifically target the U.S. digital sector. There is strong bipartisan support in Congress to combat discriminatory taxation, and the internet industry encourages all parties to continue working within the OECD framework and to not move forward with collecting discriminatory taxes. Today’s move by USTR is an important step in exercising American leadership to stem the tide of new discriminatory taxes, and IA looks forward to working with USTR throughout this process.”