Unites States Trade Representative Katherine Tai announced today the conclusion of the one-year Section 301 investigations of Digital Service Taxes (DSTs) adopted by Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The final determination in those investigations is to impose an additional 25% 301 tariffs on certain goods from these countries. 

The USTR announced it is immediately suspending the tariffs for up to 180 days to provide additional time to complete the ongoing multilateral negotiations on international taxation at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and in the G20 processes.  This action will provide “time for those negotiations to continue to make progress while maintaining the option of imposing tariffs under Section 301 if warranted in the future” said Ambassador Katherine Tai.

View the Federal Register notices announcing  and suspending the trade actions, along with the annex of goods for each country,  in the six investigations HERE.

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