The global fashion industry faces tariffs on clothing exports, changing consumer demand, and of course, fallout from the pandemic.
About Alice Calder
Alice Calder received her MA in Applied Economics at GMU. Originally from the UK, where she received her BA in Philosophy and Political Economy from the University of Exeter, living and working internationally sparked her interest in trade issues as well as the intersection of economics and culture.
Entries by Alice Calder
The blue economy contributes billions to global GDP and supports jobs around the world, from fishing to tourism. Learn why the future of ocean trade depends on science and sustainability.
Learn about empowering women who trade around the world. When more women are involved in trade, a country’s productivity and competitiveness increase.
Education ranked fifth among all U.S. services exports in 2018. But now travel restrictions due to COVID-19 leaves international students questioning whether to pursue studies abroad or rely on virtual education.
It is still too early to know the impact of COVID-19 and the trade war on the global supply chain. But did trade policies already induce nearshoring?
Wildlife trade is a multibillion dollar business that is under scrutiny due to its impacts on human health, animals, and habitats around the world. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) aims to ensure that international trade in plants and animals does not threaten their survival.
Social distancing means people suddenly have a lot of free time. International trade makes home activities during Covid-19 – from baking to yoga – possible. Trade can help us learn a new skill, create something, or better ourselves.
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.
As more people grow concerned about where their products come from, how they are sourced, and the processes used to make them, demand for sustainable products could begin to reshape global trade.
Corruption is one of the most costly non-tariff barriers in global trade. The trouble is, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Tackling corruption to promote legitimate trade would have positive impacts on millions around the world. An OECD report suggests a mix of approaches.