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The USTR Office also threatens measures against Austria, Italy, and Turkey, which have also applied taxes to digital services.
France and the European Union (EU) Tuesday said they are ready to retaliate if U.S. President Donald Trump acted on a threat to impose taxes of up to 100 percent on imports of champagne, handbags and other French products worth US$2.4 billion.
"The EU will act and react as one and remain united. We are coordinating with France the next steps," EU spokesperson Daniel Rosario said and explained that the U.S. tariffs have not yet been applied.
"If that happens, and when it happens, we will work from it."
The threat of punitive tariffs followed a U.S. government investigation, which found that a new digital services tax, the "Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon" (GAFA) tax, would harm U.S. technology companies and will intensify a festering trade dispute.
The Office of the U.S. Foreign Trade Trade Representative (USTR) then announced that additional tariffs would apply to 63 different types of goods.