US President Donald Trump (right) at a G7 meeting last August. He has threatened to retaliate with tariffs if countries unilaterally introduce carbon or digital services taxes. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump (right) at a G7 meeting last August. He has threatened to retaliate with tariffs if countries unilaterally introduce carbon or digital services taxes. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump (right) at a G7 meeting last August. He has threatened to retaliate with tariffs if countries unilaterally introduce carbon or digital services taxes. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Coronavirus hastening a global fight over taxes on carbon and digital services

  • Governments around the world looking for new revenue sources are targeting tech giants, most of which are American, for taxes, at the risk of Trump’s wrath
  • EU’s plan to tax carbon at its borders also threatens to launch a new trade war with the US

US President Donald Trump (right) at a G7 meeting last August. He has threatened to retaliate with tariffs if countries unilaterally introduce carbon or digital services taxes. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump (right) at a G7 meeting last August. He has threatened to retaliate with tariffs if countries unilaterally introduce carbon or digital services taxes. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump (right) at a G7 meeting last August. He has threatened to retaliate with tariffs if countries unilaterally introduce carbon or digital services taxes. Photo: AFP
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