UK and Europe renew calls for global digital tax as US quits talks

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Britain and other European countries are continuing to push for a global digital tax on technology companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, despite the US pulling out of the negotiations this week.

The prospect of a digital services tax, which the UK hopes could bring in up to £400m annually for the exchequer, has been viewed as unfair by Washington, which has threatened retaliatory tariffs on products from British car exports to French champagne and cheese.

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