We are on the cusp of a far more complex era for
outer space treaties. Failure to resolve
disagreements over the ownership of resources in
space like asteroid mining could result in
international trade conflicts.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is laying the
groundwork for new trade routes with
infrastructure investments that span 138
countries. If successful, BRI means all roads
will lead back to Beijing. Read the basics
about BRI - and what questions remain.
European wine is getting caught in a decades
old trade dispute. But tariffs on imported
wines from France, Germany, or Spain are a
lose-lose for the U.S. wine industry. European
winemakers may just shift their exports to
avoid U.S. tariff pain and grow their market
share in emerging economies like China.
A Galaxy Far, Far Away
A Shot of Knowledge
USTR uses #Special301 rules to identify foreign countries that don’t protect intellectual property rights. Learn how the private sector can work with government to prevent #IPtheft abroad: .
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