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On July 10, 2019, USTR initiated an investigation with respect to the Digital Services Tax (DST) under consideration by France. On December 2, 2019, USTR completed the first segment of its investigation and produced a report concluding that France's Digital Services Tax is unreasonable, discriminatory, and burdens U.S. commerce.

USTR is proposing additional duties of up to 100 percent on certain French products, and the option of imposing fees or restrictions on French services. It is unclear when these measures may take effect. They have issued a Federal Register notice soliciting comments on the proposed action. The products subject to potential duties are listed in the Annex to the Federal Register notice and on the below product list.

Product List

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Every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of this list. However, we recommend that you contact us with issues or questions and that you refer to the original Federal Register notice or CSMS messages for official information.

Dates & Deadlines

USTR initiates the investigation July 10. 2019
Deadline for filing requests to appear at the public hearing August 12, 2019, noon EDT
Public hearing August 19, 2019
Deadline for filing post-hearing submissions August 26, 2019
Deadline for requests to appear at the public hearing and a summary of testimony December 30, 2019
Due date for written comments January 6, 2020
Public hearing re: Section 301 action January 7, 2020
Due date for submission of post-hearing rebuttal comments January 14, 2020
Additional duty effective on tariffed products TBD

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