France’s finance minister has vowed it won’t back down in the face of looming US trade sanctions in response to its digital tax on American tech giants, and said it would instantly seek a reaction from the EU if hit by tariffs.

“I repeat that we will not bow to threats of sanctions or the possibilities of sanctions,” Bruno Le Maire told a press conference on Tuesday following an EU meeting on digital tax.

“If there are American sanctions against the French decision, which … is the application of French law, we will immediately seek a riposte at the European level.” (RT)