French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump meet at Winfield House in London on December 3. They have agreed a truce in a spat about taxing Big Tech. Photo: AP French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump meet at Winfield House in London on December 3. They have agreed a truce in a spat about taxing Big Tech. Photo: AP
French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump meet at Winfield House in London on December 3. They have agreed a truce in a spat about taxing Big Tech. Photo: AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

A digital tax war is brewing across the world, even if Trump has put a lid on it for now

  • France and the US have backed off from a digital tax war, but they are only kicking the can down the road. Tech giants should pay tax in countries where they generate revenue, and the world has to reach agreement on how to tax them

French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump meet at Winfield House in London on December 3. They have agreed a truce in a spat about taxing Big Tech. Photo: AP French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump meet at Winfield House in London on December 3. They have agreed a truce in a spat about taxing Big Tech. Photo: AP
French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump meet at Winfield House in London on December 3. They have agreed a truce in a spat about taxing Big Tech. Photo: AP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.