USTR Announces and Suspends Section 301 Tariffs after Digital Services Taxes Investigations

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 6/2/21 5:00 PM

On June 2, 2021, in a press release, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the imposition of additional tariffs under Section 301 on certain goods from six countries as a result of the recently concluded Digital Services Taxes (DSTs) investigations. USTR found that the DSTs are subject to action under Section 301 because they “discriminated against U.S. digital companies, were inconsistent with principles of international taxation, and burdened U.S. companies”

The additional tariffs will apply to certain goods from Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. They are suspended for 180 days to allow for negotiations with the affected countries.

The press release can be found here:

The notices contain the lists of affected products and can be found here:

Topics: USTR, Digital Service Tax, Trade Remedies

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