Just enough to make the London climate in which the 70th anniversary of the Atlantic Alliance should actually be celebrated even more than expected. A climate already strained by the question of funding from NATO and by US pressure for the allies to release Huawei for the development of 5G. Trump will see the tenant of the Elysium Emmanuel Macron in the next few hours, just as he should meet the president of the board Giuseppe Conte on the sidelines of the London summit.He will repeat to them that the digital tax is considered discriminatory by the US against American companies and that there is still time to negotiate and find a solution in the OECD. But times are tight, because a final decision is expected by January 14th. Then, without agreement, the new heavy duties on champagne, bags and other luxury goods should be launched against Paris. And on those wines and cheeses already affected by duties at 25% last month. Just as affected by 25% tariffs were some products of Made in Italy, excellences like Parmesan and mozzarella, in response to the WTO verdict on European aid to Airbus. A situation that Italy lives as an injustice and that has created some tension even during the recent visit to the White House by the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.
The French digital tax provides for a 3% tax rate on the revenues that American technology companies collect in France.
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