BBC.- The US has threatened new trade tariffs on beer, chocolate and olives from the European Union, as part of a long-running row over subsidies to planemaker Airbus.
América Economía.- El Poder Ejecutivo dispuso la reducción temporal a 0% de la tasa de pago de aranceles advalorem CIF a la importación de 65 subpartidas correspondientes a medicamentos, insumos, e implementos médicos, catalogados como bienes necesarios para la prevención y atención del coronavirus (Covid-19).
BBC.- China plans to halve tariffs on 1,717 goods it imports from the US as the country faces the fresh challenge of the coronavirus. Chinese officials said tariffs on some goods would be cut to 5% from 10%, and on others from 5% to 2.5%.
MarketWatch.- The trade deficit fell slightly in 2019 to mark the first decline in six years, mostly reflecting U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods that reduced the flow of imports from the Asian giant.
BBC.- Trade tensions with the US have spiralled after the chancellor, Sajid Javid, took a defiant stance at Davos. US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin has threatened new tariffs on UK carmakers after the chancellor defied pressure to cancel a new tax on tech firms.
Bloomberg.- Chinese officials expect the U.S. will delay a threatened tariff increase set for Sunday as both sides focus on de-escalating tensions by cutting import taxes currently in place rather than removing specific products from the target list, according to people familiar with the matter.
BBC.- The US has been given the go-ahead to impose tariffs on $7.5bn (£6.1bn) of goods it imports from the EU. It is the latest chapter in a 15-year battle between the US and the EU over illegal subsidies for planemakers Airbus and rival Boeing.