The United States wants to impose import duties on Italy, Austria and India. The charges are a retaliation for the planned digital taxes for US tech giants. This affects several American companies, including Facebook and Google.
Bloomberg reports it based on anonymous sources. The United States has long expressed its displeasure at the plans of, among other things, European member states to introduce a digital tax. With this tax, countries want to put an end to tax structures which in practice result in tech giants paying relatively little or no tax.
The United States launched an investigation into these plans last summer, including the impact on US tech companies. On the basis of this investigation, the Americans now want to impose sanctions in retaliation for the digitax. In addition to Italy, Austria and India, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Indonesia, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the European Union would also be subject to levies.