June 02, 2021

WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement in reaction to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) release of final tariff lists related to the Section 301 DST investigations for Austria, India, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and the UK and its decision to delay the application of tariffs for 180 days:

“USTR’s announcement reflects that governments across the world continue to advance digital services taxes that undercut significant activity in multilateral negotiations and further fragment the international tax system,” said Jason Oxman, ITI President and CEO. “The fact remains that global tax challenges require global tax solutions. It is in the spirit of international cooperation that ITI encourages all governments to quickly withdraw their digital services taxes and double down on their work to realize a multilateral, consensus-based agreement through the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework.”

Public Policy Tags: Trade & Investment, Tax Policy