PARIS: Presidents Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have decided to extend to the end of the year negotiations on a French tax on digital giants, delaying the threat of sanctions against Paris by Washington, a French diplomatic source said Monday.
The source said the leaders of France and the United States, who spoke on Sunday, promised to give negotiations a chance to “find a solution within an international context” and stop “a trade war that will help none.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday took on social media and said, “Great discussion with U.S President Donald Trump on digital tax. We will work together on a good agreement to avoid tariff escalation.”
Great discussion with @realDonaldTrump on digital tax. We will work together on a good agreement to avoid tariff escalation.
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) January 20, 2020