"Excellent!" replied Trump on Twitter.
And neither a White House spokesman nor officials with the US Trade Representative's office would confirm that the US president had called off his announced tariffs.
Still, the possible hiatus could alleviate the transatlantic tensions that had built up between Washington and Brussels along another potential trade war front.
Negotiations are expected to continue between France and the USA on a global framework where technology companies pay an appropriate amount of tax, a French diplomat said.
On January 7, Paris and Washington set a two-week deadline to end a row over a French tax on giants such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Netflix and Amazon that was met with a United States threat of sky-high retaliatory duties on $2.4 billion of French products from wines cheese to leather handbags. The U.S. alleged on December 2 that the French tax discriminates against American technology companies.
The U.S. then threatened to hit $2.4 billion of French goods with tariffs in retaliation.
In his usual style, Donald Trump quickly promised reprisals in the form of customs taxes on French products, including wine.
The French Senate in July passed a measure imposing a 3% tax on large tech firms that provide services to French users.
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The clash was another headache for European trade officials as the U.S. sought a rule-based global trade system that Trump says is outdated and directed against America. It also coincided with a change in leadership at the European Commission, the EU's executive arm.
Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said talks with the USA had been "very difficult" and France had made a number of concessions, including delaying the actual tax payments to give the OECD time to act.
"Sounds like a pretty healthy relationship to me", said Hogan in the USA capital on Thursday.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, who has been negotiating intensively for the past few weeks, is due to meet with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at a meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday. As an ally of the US military, the European Union was infuriated and immediately punished with taxes on famous American brands such as Harley-Davidson Inc. motorcycles and Levi Strauss & Co.
"Closing the Louvre to prevent tourists from visiting is very important because it's the most visited museum in the world", Christophe Benoit, a fifty-two-year-old employee of the French Ministry of Culture, told the New York Times. Paris has coaxed Washington by assuring its will to suppress the GAFA tax as soon as the new taxation model discussed within the organization is put in place.
The EU, meanwhile, is pressing ahead with a plan for tariffs against the United States in a parallel WTO case over unlawful subsidies to Boeing Co.
France's Macron and Pres. Trump spoke on the phone on Sunday.