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  1. The OECD has released its annual Consumption Tax Trends report, which highlights that with VAT rates at an all-time high, governments should ensure they have effective VAT frameworks in place to tax e-commerce.
  2. The United Arab Emirates' Federal Tax Authority has clarified the value-added tax rules that apply to e-commerce transactions.
  3. French Minister of Finance Bruno Le Maire has reportedly said that France intends to collect the country's digital services tax in December 2020.
  4. The United Arab Emirates' Federal Tax Authority has released a new guide on the value-added tax rules for e-commerce and the digital economy.
  5. The Office of the US Trade Representative has announced that the US will impose additional duties of 25 percent on imports of certain French products from next year in response to the country's decision to introduce a digital services tax.
  6. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a congressional hearing on June 17, 2020, that the US Government has withdrawn from international negotiations on new global tax rules for digital companies at the OECD.
  7. The Czech Government is considering whether to delay the introduction of a proposed tax on the provision of digital services and alter its design.
  8. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has said that the Government intends to introduce a digital services tax this year.
  9. The EU will postpone the entry into force of its VAT e-commerce package and will defer certain filing deadlines under the Directive on Administrative Cooperation due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  10. The Spanish Government has published the draft bill to introduce a digital services tax in Spain, beginning the formal parliamentary process needed to introduce the measure.