Recently, it can be said that misfortunes never come singly for a vote of technology companies in the United States. First, they were affected by the U.S. cut-off order and lost Huawei, a major customer. Then the European Union, the United States’ largest ally, suddenly launched an attack. American giants conduct adjustmentsInvestigations and fines are imposed, and the methods are even better than those of the United States, which has always been unscrupulous.
In the beginning, France took the lead in levying digital taxes on technology companies such as Google, Facebook, and Microsoft in the United States. The reason was that these companies were suspected of being involved in Europe. Violating the monopoly law and compressing the living space of local European companies. This digital tax is very high. Once it is implemented, many businesses of American companies may be forced to withdraw from France.
Next is Germany. If nothing else, Facebook will be fined 2 million euros. The interests are still suspected Monopoly, followed by the United Kingdom also stepped up, and recently announced an investigation into Facebook and Google. Related British agencies stated that Facebook and Google together accounted for 60% of the UK digital advertising market. Consumers have caused great harm.
So far, the three big two sheep in Europe have all made moves, making American companies miserable. In fact, Europe’s The dispute over monopoly began as early as ten years ago. Google was investigated by the European Union for ten years abruptly, and it just ended at the end of last year. The result was not expected to continue this year. As early as the beginning of the year, the European Union had already issued an investigation. GoogleAt $1.7 billion, I didn't expect to breathe a sigh of relief, and a new round of offensive began.
The reason why Europe and the United States are in the same situation in this matter is because Companies have indeed gone too far, making it difficult for Europe’s own companies to develop. The European Union must intervene in restrictions, otherwise it will become increasingly difficult for European companies to compete with these technology giants in the United States.
On the other hand, some practices of the United States are too excessive. Since Trump took office, there have been obvious rifts in the relations between Europe and the United States. Instead of repairing the rift between the two sides, it has also carried out indiscriminate suppression of allies, leading to growing differences between Europe and the United States.
And just recently, the United States once again attacked the European Union and released a list of additional products worth US$4 billion, charging the EU a huge extra fee. As the world's largest economic consortium, the European Union will naturally not allow the United States to do anything wrong, so it chooses to use the US technology giants.
This move can be said to have hit the weak underbelly of the United States. At present, due to the Huawei problem, these giants in the United States have suffered heavy losses. The European Union chose to fall into trouble at this time, which directly doubled the damage suffered by US companies. It can be regarded as As a chain reaction, if the United States continues to act recklessly, then the space for American companies in the international arena will become smaller and smaller, and they will eventually end up with a fruitful end.