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

Huawei risks losing contract to build UK 5G network

Huawei could ultimately not build the English 5G network, as had been agreed. The revision of the contract had indeed been triggered following American sanctions planned against the Chinese firm.

Huawei risks losing contract to build UK 5G network

If the Chinese giant is one of the world leaders in this technology, it suffers from the cooling of relations between Great Britain and China, against a background of economic war between the Middle Kingdom and part of the West. This excitement was exacerbated by the Coronavirus crisis, a part of the British and American political elite accusing in particular the Chinese executive of having taken too long to alert the world, on the real nature of the Covid-19.




If for some the suspension of Huawei's contract is only a matter of time, nothing official has been said yet. For his part, Boris Johnson tempers: "I remain a sinophile," he says, "I am not one of those who are instinctively hostile to China, far, very far from there." However, "I don't want our critical national infrastructure to be in any way controlled by potentially hostile suppliers of state. "And to conclude" So we have to think very carefully about how to proceed. "