, Vienna Finance Minister Gernot Blümel meets US State Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross

"The USA is our most important trading partner outside Europe, and so for this reason we have a considerable interest in a positive ongoing dialogue. Moreover, we are working together very constructively on key issues such as the international taxation of digital corporations. Naturally, we also have differing standpoints, and we unambiguously addressed these," reported Austrian Finance Minister Gernot Blümel following today's working meeting with US State Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, who is considered a close ally of the US President.

The discussion covered not only the plans of the federal government, but also the threat of a trade dispute between the EU and the USA.