Davos Debate: Tackling the digital tax dilemma

As the United States and France agree to a truce in their dispute over the French tax on big digital companies, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire joins a special FRANCE 24 debate from the World Economic Forum in Davos on how the international rulebook on this issue needs to be overhauled. Can a new global plan on how best to tax the digital economy succeed, without sparking a trade war?

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