GAFA tax: Companies have received their tax notice

"Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," said Bruno Lemaire. Not to mention the possible wrath of the American authorities, the GAFA have already taken the lead. Here's how.   The negotiations on the digital tax at the OECD have come to naught. “We had suspended the collection of the tax until the OECD negotiations were concluded. This negotiation failed, so we will collect a tax on the digital giants next December, "explained Bruno Le Maire, the French Minister of the Economy, in mid-October. "Companies subject to this tax have received a tax notice for the payment of the 2020 installments," the Ministry of the Economy said today. Facebook and Amazon "are among the companies" which have been notified "in recent days", assures for its part the Financial Times. So after firing the first ones, what should the French authorities expect from now on? Has

Covid-19: mining companies have a month to end the confinement of employees in the DRC

The Congolese government is giving mining companies a month to deconfin their employees while improving their living and working conditions. The challenge will be to avoid increasing the risk of contamination by the coronavirus.

Covid-19: mining companies have a month to end the confinement of employees in the DRC

In the DRC, mining companies have one month to end the confinement of employees at mining sites. This is the announcement made by the Congolese Ministry of Labor in a circular note dated July 13 that the Ecofin agency was able to consult.

According to this document, the deadline runs from July 2 for companies active in the mining province of Lualaba, and from July 06 for those present in Haut-Katanga. It should be noted that some companies have obtained a two-month deadline given their size and the volume of their operations.

During this time, mining companies have an obligation to provide health care for workers and their families, while ensuring decent housing and healthy food for confined workers. They must also respect the texts regulating the working hours of employees and prepare for the return to normalization of activities by establishing on mining sites the precautionary measures imposed by the health authorities to curb the spread of Covid-19.




It should be remembered that the DRC is the world leader in cobalt production and the leading African producer of copper. Companies active in the country include the Swiss giant Glencore, China Molybdenum, Barrick and Ivanhoe Mines.