The United States wants to introduce new import taxes on French products, according to a document published by the government of President Donald Trump (PDF) on Friday.

The US is considering an additional 25 percent import tax on French products, such as cosmetics and handbags, with a total value of approximately 1.3 billion euros.

The new taxes will only be introduced in six months, according to the Trump administration.

With this, the Americans respond to an earlier decision by French President Emmanuel Macron to put a heavier burden on tech giants such as Google and Facebook.

The new announcements appear to be the beginning of a new chapter in the trade conflict between France and the United States. In recent years, Trump has frequently threatened to introduce taxes on French products such as wine and cheese.