USTR announces hearings, requests comments about investigations of digital services taxes

USTR announces hearings, requests comments

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) today released for publication in the Federal Register notices—six in total—setting a hearing date and requesting comments regarding potential trade actions in connection with the Section 301 investigations of digital services taxes in Austria, India, Italy, Spain, the UK, and Turkey.

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The USTR notices announce a multi-jurisdictional public hearing will be held virtually on May 3, 2021, to be followed by virtual hearings for each of the investigations of the six countries beginning May 4 through May 11, 2021.

The USTR also will accept rebuttal comments in relation to the potential actions. Comments are due April 30, 2021, and rebuttal comments are due May 10, 2021.

Read the USTR notices concerning the Section 301 investigations of digital services taxes in:

Termination of investigations, Brazil, Czech Republic, EU and Indonesia

The USTR also today released for publication in the Federal Register a notice [PDF 194 KB] announcing the termination of Section 301 investigations of digital services taxes under consideration by Brazil, the Czech Republic, the European Union, and Indonesia because these jurisdictions either have not adopted or not implemented a digital service tax during the period of investigation. 

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