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According to Amazon, the French digital tax will hit customers and small companies

IXBT.com: ProAudio 02.08.2019 at 19:17

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Amazon completed this week a statement that he would shift the costs associated with the new French digital tax on consumers and business partners. She also warned that the new tax may hinder some small businesses in France, competition with foreign rivals.

last month, the French Senate voted for the imposition of a fee in the amount of 3% of the income derived by the giants of technology for providing digital services in France. In response, the President of the United States Donald trump (Donald Trump) has threatened to impose duties on French wine imported into the United States.

"We are not able to absorb the additional tax, based on income, not profits," the statement says Amazon. The company justifies its decision to shift new costs to consumers stiff competition in the "low-profit retail sector" and the need for significant investment in digital tools and services.

"We understand that it can supply a small French company at a competitive disadvantage compared to their competitors in other countries," continued the Amazon, adding that warned of the consequences of the French authorities.

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