New Delhi: The United States has initiated an investigation into digital services taxes that have been adopted or are being considered by a number of its trading partners, including India. Also Read - 'You Had One Job Today': Twitter Points Out as US President Donald Trump FINALLY Wears Face Mask in Public But in Wrong Way Ahead of Elections

Accordingly, the United States Trade Representative has announced that his office is beginning the investigation. Also Read - 'These Have a Time And Place': Trump Appears With Face Mask For The First Time in Public

The probe will cover 10 countries, including Austria, Brazil, EU, India and Indonesia, among others. Also Read - 'Victim of Russia Hoax': Trump Commutes Prison Term of 'Longtime Friend' Robert Stone

As per the USTR, the investigation is into digital services taxes that have been adopted or are being considered by a number of trading partners.

This provision gives the USTR broad authority to investigate and respond to a foreign country’s action which may be unfair or discriminatory, negatively affecting US commerce.

“President Trump is concerned that many of our trading partners are adopting tax schemes designed to unfairly target our companies,” said USTR Robert Lighthizer.

“We are prepared to take all appropriate action to defend our businesses and workers against any such discrimination.”