Trump plans $2.4 billion tariffs on French wine, cheese and handbags in new trade war with longstanding ally

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Trump plans $2.4 billion tariffs on French wine, cheese and handbags in new trade war with longstanding allyDonald Trump’s administration has announced plans to charge tariffs on $2.4bn (£1.9bn) worth of French imports — including Roquefort cheese, handbags, lipstick and champagne — in retaliation for France’s tax on American tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.The Office of the US Trade Representative claimed France’s new digital services tax discriminated against American companies. The office said on Monday it would accept public comments on the tariffs, which could hit 100 per cent, before a hearing on 7 January.


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