Facebook and Amazon are among the companies to have received communication from French authorities in recent days demanding payment of the tax for 2020. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP

French tax authorities have begun demanding millions of euro from US technology groups as they push ahead with a new digital services tax that has enr(...)

The new tariffs on US imports into the EU will include 15 per cent on aircraft and 25 per cent on a range of agricultural and industrial products

The European Union will impose tariffs on up to €3.4 billion of imports from the United States from Tuesday in retaliation for similar penalties impos(...)

The World Trade Organisation has given the European Union permission to impose tariffs on $4 billion worth of American products annually in retaliation for illegal subsidies given to US plane maker Boeing. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/The New York Times

The EU has been handed the right to hit almost $4 billion (€3.4 billion)-worth of US goods with punitive tariffs in retaliation for illegal state aid (...)

Phil Hogan: accounts his movements in Ireland after golf dinner controversy. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty

EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has sent a memorandum to President Ursula von der Leyen about his movements during a recent trip to Ireland following the c(...)

Under the agreement announced on Friday, the EU will eliminate tariffs on US lobster products, worth about $111 million (€94 million) a year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

The United States and the European Union have agreed to reduce tariffs on a range of products - a rare example of trade cooperation between the two bl(...)

Michael Pompeo, US secretary of state,  with UK prime minister Boris Johnson: the UK government has abandoned hopes of reaching a trade deal with America ahead of the US presidential election in November. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA/Bloomberg

The UK government has abandoned hopes of reaching a trade deal with America ahead of the US presidential election in November, with British officials (...)

“The United States remains opposed to digital services taxes and similar unilateral measures,” US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin wrote. Photograph: AFP via Getty

The US has thrown into disarray plans for a new global tax framework for technology companies after suspending talks with European countries – and war(...)

 Phil Hogan has confirmed he is considering putting himself forward for director-general of the World Trade Organization.  File photograph: Naoise Culhane

Ireland’s EU Commissioner Phil Hogan has publicly confirmed he is considering putting himself forward as a candidate to be the next director-general o(...)

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (C) at an event last year alongside US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (R) and US President Donald Trump. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP

The Trump administration has announced an investigation into a string of countries that are adopting digital services taxes, including the EU, UK, Ita(...)

Beijing officials have been worried since late last year that Donald Trump would follow-up his two-year China trade fight with a “financial war”. The(...)

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