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CORRECTED: France, US agree to extend digital tax row talks: French diplomatic source

Published on January 20, 2020

Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump have agreed to extend negotiations on a row over a French tax on digital giants, postponing Washington’s threat of sanctions against Paris, a French diplomatic source said Monday.

The source said the French and US presidents, who spoke on Sunday, had agreed to give negotiations a chance to avoid “a trade war that will benefit no one”.

Macron tweeted earlier Monday that he had had a “great discussion” with Trump on the issue. “We will work together on a good agreement to avoid tariff escalation,” he said.