US backs down from tariffs over French tech giant taxes

“Given that these… investigations are ongoing and have not yet reached any determinations on what, if any, trade action should be taken, the US Trade Representative has determined that it is appropriate to suspend the action in the France DST investigation indefinitely,” the department said.

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