The French-American Split Over Amazon's Taxes Is Real (And a Problem)
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Ruth Mason


The international tax system is broken.

France and the U.S. have managed to avoid turning their recent trade skirmish into a war – for now.

The dispute involves France’s decision last summer to unilaterally reach outside the United States-French tax treaty framework to tax U.S. tech companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Twitter. Calling the French tax an illegal trade practice, the U.S. vowed to retaliate with 100% tariffs on a broad range of French products.


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