Yesterday, the office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced the suspension of additional 25% duties on certain French goods that were originally scheduled to begin on January 6, 2021.

According to officials, the decision was made “given that these [Digital Services Tax] investigations are ongoing and have not yet reached any determinations on what, if any, trade action should be taken, the U.S. Trade Representative has determined that it is appropriate to suspend the action in the France DST investigation indefinitely.”

Although the additional tariffs on French goods are suspended until further notice, the USTR will continue to investigate other countries’ DSTs to determine if additional tariffs are necessary.

Click HERE to view the official Federal Register notice.

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Shapiro will continue to monitor the situation and provide status updates as they become available.