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Macron claims deal to end digital service tax fight with the US

August 27, 2019


The United States and France have reached a deal over the taxation of digital services, French President Emmanuel Macron said at a Monday news conference alongside US President Donald Trump. But later in the same conference, Trump pointedly declined to confirm that a deal had been reached—leaving the state of the negotiations unclear.

“We have reached a very good agreement,” Macron said, speaking through a translator.

The two leaders have been feuding since last month when Trump threatened to slap retaliatory tariffs on French products. “I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine,” Trump tweeted.

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