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U.S. Targets Soap But Not Wine in Counter to French Digital Tax

  • Trump administration to delay implementing for up to 180 days
  • Tariffs would be at 25% rate on French goods such as handbags
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The U.S. announced 25% tariffs on a series of French goods worth about $1.3 billion, in a long-running battle between the two countries over taxes on technology giants.

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said Friday that it would again delay implementation of the levies for up to 180 days as France has not yet started collecting its digital tax. The Trump administration is also allowing more time for ongoing discussions on a global deal at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.