In the modern global economy, most products are not wholly made in one country. Even the services you buy can be composed of inputs from various countries around the world — like the story of our TradeVistas logo designed by an artist in Indonesia commissioned through a company aggregating design services out of Australia.
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 fourteen years as an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University’s Master of Science in Foreign Service program.
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The Observatory of Economic Complexity offers a tool that is as beautiful as it is educational (not mention fun to use), enabling users to “quickly compose a visual narrative about countries and the products they exchange.”
The World Bank offers an easy way to visualize trade flows between countries and regions searching by geography or product using its database, the World Integrated Trade Solution.
The services sector is the world’s largest employer and produces 70 percent of global domestic product (GDP). But the last major trade in services agreement was concluded by WTO Members more than twenty years ago.
The World Trade Institute at the University of Bern created a database called DESTA that houses data on approximately 790 preferential trade agreements signed between 1947 and 2014.
TPP is significant because it constitutes the largest regional trade agreement ever implemented outside of the WTO. TPP was negotiated among 12 countries on both sides of the Pacific. Those countries together generate roughly 40% of global economic output (GDP).
Are we wired to think trade is bad? Here are four antidotes to the onslaught of negativity around trade.
The new World Trade Outlook Indicator tool measures how fast or slow world trade is moving compared with projections for medium-term trends.
Metropolitan cities form the backbone of supply chain and co-production platforms of North American advanced manufacturing. Explore this data set to see which pairs of cities trade the most and which manufacturing industries are the most integrated in North America.
The story of our logo is a global design journey traveled seamlessly across several continents in a matter of days from concept to product.