Good for them...
"But the taxes are controversial because they are seen as a unilateral response to the wider issue of multinational companies picking the jurisdictions in which they'll pay tax"
Because the USA that benefits the most from the tax avoidance companies have politicians in the pockets of those companies.
They have no incentive to fix the problem they helped create.
They can impose tarrifs on this countries, but if enough do it, they eventually have to cave into the economic bully boys.