Trump targets France with threat to slap tariffs on champagne, cheese and handbags

The Trump administration is threatening to slap tariffs on French products worth billions of dollars.

Champagne, luxury handbags and Roquefort cheese could be affected under the proposals, which are in response to France’s new tax on US tech firms.

The Office of the US Trade Representative invited comments on the proposed tariffs, which could hit 100%, after US financial markets closed on Monday.

According to US officials, the charges would cover French imports worth $2.4bn (£1.9bn).

The threat is likely to dominate a meeting due to take place on…
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