US tech giants Google, Amazon and Facebook slammed France over its new digital tax law during a public hearing on Monday, arguing the legislation unfairly targets US technology companies and could hobble their operations, potentially hurting European customers in the process.
The hearing came after the United States Trade Representative (USTR) launched a probe into France’s digital taxes last month, arguing that the French digital service tax, which imposes a 3 percent tax on the annual revenues of mostly American companies, is “discriminatory or unreasonable and burdens or restricts United States commerce.”

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