Etsy Sellers

Etsy’s Growth Illustrates That Even Local is Global

Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade, vintage, or other unique items, is one of many popular Internet platforms where individual creators can sell their works. Nearly 15 million Americans earned a collective $6 billion using just nine of these platforms. Millions more did the same worldwide. And now many of these creators are also global traders.

chocolate block

Chocolate: Mexico’s Gift from the Gods

North America has a sweet relationship — we are each other’s largest trading partners in chocolate.

YEAR OF THE DOG

Unleashing Global Spending on Pets

Riding the global waves of internet retailing, animal celebrity on social media, and “pet parenting,” spending on pet products and services is growing all over the world.

snowboarding

Go on a “Rad Ride” to Find Out Where Your Snowboard is Made

Europe, North America, Japan and Russia are the biggest traditional markets for snowboarding. As the Olympic Winter Games kick off, the industry is hoping new events and even more spectacular tricks will provide “big air” to the sport’s popularity, particularly in Asia.

Olympic Medals

The Gold Medal of Export Growth

Countries that have hosted the Olympics — and even those that bid and lose — enjoy a permanent increase in national exports of around 30 percent. That’s potentially more impactful than entering into trade agreements.

North Korean Illustration

Critical Link: The U.S.-South Korea Security and Trade Connection

The truth about trade agreements is that they’re almost never just about trade. The United States’ free trade agreement with South Korea is no exception.

football on field

Super Bowl Broadcast: Who Has the Rights?

Sports fans around the world have so many new platforms and formats to enjoy premium sporting events, that income from the sale of broadcasting and media rights far surpasses revenue from ticket sales in most sports. Unlike in football, the rules of this game are still being written.

which came first

Which Came First, NAFTA or Avocado Toast?

Before NAFTA went into effect, Americans ate around one pound of avocados per person each year. Today, 82 percent of the avocados we consume in the United States arrive here from Mexico.