The Section 301 investigation on France’s Digital Service Tax (DST) that was due to enact additional duties as of January 6, 2021, for certain French origin beauty and make up preparations, soaps and handbags, was postponed by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), to align it with other DST investigations.
The USTR announced they are investigating DST for India, Italy, Turkey, all initiated in June 2020, along with other investigations for Austria, Brazil, the Czech Republic, the European Union (EU), Indonesia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Progress in the investigations will be announced in the future.
Reports on the India, Italy, and Turkey investigation are available.
If you have any questions regarding forthcoming possible Section 301 duties on certain imports as a result of Digital Service Tax, please contact your Livingston account manager.