The “SheTrades Outlook” tool from the International Trade Centre analyzes trade and gender, tracking trade policies designed to promote more trade by women-owned businesses.
About Andrea Durkin
Andrea Durkin is the Editor-in-Chief of TradeVistas and Founder of Sparkplug, LLC. Ms. Durkin previously served as a U.S. Government trade negotiator and has proudly taught international trade policy and negotiations for the last fifteen years as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program.
Entries by Andrea Durkin
Murder hornets arrived on container ships, posing a threat to local honeybees that pollinate food we trade. Invasive alien species are a reminder that increased trade volume, changes in trade routes, and the expansion of airport and seaport capacity around the world means having to deal with the unwelcome stowaways in global trade.
New precautions in place due to COVID-19 have propelled us faster into the cashless economy with contactless payments. Learn why the future just might be cashless.
Blacklisting is being increasingly deployed in the battle over tech trade. The U.S. is controlling the export of commercial technologies to China in the name of national security.
The Kearney Reshoring Index shows if trade tension with China and COVID-19 pushes American companies to bring manufacturing “back” to the United States.
The UK has provided an example of how to reinvent the process of public engagement on trade to prepare for the upcoming U.S-UK trade negotiations.
The history of pistachio trade reveals quirks in the broader world of global agricultural trade. The growth of America’s pistachio industry came after the U.S. imposed trade sanctions against Iran in response to the Iran Hostage Crisis and the two countries have a complicated trade history. But global global demand for pistachios is higher than production, leaving room for both American and Iranian producers.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, technology keeps the world connected and allows global trade in services to continue. The WTO outlines four modes of delivery for services trade.
How the Irish Music Rights Organization took on U.S. copyright law in the WTO – and won – yet your favorite pub is still allowed to play Irish music for you for free.
Harley-Davidson wants to grow international sales of its iconic motorcycles. But tariffs have thrown a monkey-wrench into those plans. Tariffs on Harley-Davidson bikes are a sticking point in U.S.-India trade relations.