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Report: US, France aim to fix digital tax dispute within 2 weeks

The U.S. and France had set a 15-day period within which they would settle a dispute over digital tax, according to French Economy and Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, Reuters reported.

After talks with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Le Maire said both countries agreed to "step up efforts to try and find a compromise" on digital tax among member nations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

Le Maire said he would meet again with Mnuchin on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum summit later in January.

In July 2019, France started to implement a 3% tax on revenue generated by companies from certain digital services for French users, targeting U.S. tech giants like Facebook Inc., Google LLC and Microsoft Corp.

Le Maire warned Jan. 6 that France would retaliate to any sanctions to be imposed by the U.S. in connection with the digital tax, Reuters reported. He also said France would bring the issue to the World Trade Organization.