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US may impose new tariffs on French goods

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The United States yesterday threatened to levy tariffs of up to 100% on $2.4 billion worth of French goods.

The tariffs would target French sparkling wine, yogurt and Roquefort cheese as soon as mid-January.

The threat was made in retaliation for a digital services tax U.S. officials say is discriminatory against American tech companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.

French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said a "strong" response would come from the European Union.

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