The trade office hasn't said when the additional tariffs would kick in.
The US has proposed a series of tariffs on some French products following an investigation into France's recently passed digital taxation laws.
The Trump administration has threatened to slap 100pc tariffs on up to $2.4bn (£1.9bn) of French goods in retaliation to the country's digital tax against United States tech companies.
The threat of punitive tariffs came after a USA government investigation found France's new digital services tax would harm US technology companies, and will intensify a festering trade dispute between Europe and the United States.
Any retaliatory action from France would have to be taken at an EU-wide level because the 28-nation bloc is a customs union, which applies duties at its border.
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"We can see that the United States is shifting into reverse", Le Maire said, reported AFP, adding that while the USA had expressed interest in an "international solution" from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, Washington "now isn't sure it wants one".
The Monday release also included a reactive notice which threatened to target a number of French goods for tariffs, including handbags, porcelain, beauty products, cheeses, sparkling wine, soap and more items.
Hours before Lighthizer's announcement, the minister claimed Trump "is going to content himself with imposing sanctions against France over its national tax". It says it discriminates against United States tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Amazon.
France's 3% levy applies to revenue from digital services earned by firms with more than 25 million euros ($27.86 million) in French revenue and 750 million euros (644 million pounds) worldwide.
Hermes was around 1.9 percent lower, while LVMH and Kering fell by 1.3 percent and 1.2 percent respectively. It adds that it is still considering whether to go ahead with the new tariffs.