Entries by tradevistas

In the Pits

In this issue, Spanish olives and olive oil are ripe with tension over U.S.-EU trade disputes. Associate Editor Lauren Kyger breaks down two recent trade disputes leading to U.S. tariffs on Spanish exports. We also explore the trade routes of cheddar cheese in a shareable video.

Big Reveal

What could the United States gain from a free trade agreement with Brazil? Contributor Alice Calder analyzes the U.S-Brazil trade relationship to uncover revealed comparative advantage (RCA) in 20 sectors. A new graphic illustrates how Brazil is driving global ethanol exports.

Mixed Harvest

Soybeans have become the bellwether for how the U.S.-China trade war is going and it’s affecting the prices for U.S. farmers. Also in this issue, contributor Max Moncaster looks at whether, after the year farmers have had, the initial U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement is a deal worth celebrating.

Actual War

Contributor Alice Calder offers insights into the long-term economic damage of Syria’s civil war. As the world waits and watches to see what will happen next with Brexit, we offer a quick overview of its economic implications and an update to our shareable Brexit timeline.

Tariff Carousel Ride

What does the WTO Airbus decision hold in store for rotating tariffs on European products? Columnist Leslie Griffin breaks down “carousel” retaliation and how it is used to impose maximum pain through tariffs. While the news is focused on tariffs, Holly Smith explains how import quotas have returned to trade policy.

Variety Fare

We depend on trade in seeds to help protect global food production and supply – and for variety in the foods we eat. Pomegranates are one example of the Wonderful varieties brought to us by trade. Having survived twenty years of banana trade wars, the popular Cavendish banana faces a new challenge, one that could actually wipe them out.

Trade Politics Central

TradeVistas launches Trade and Politics 2020 – a new page on the site that serves as a central resource for how trade will figure in the presidential election cycle.

Dealing in Arms

Instead of news of the trade war, this week we bring you a glimpse into trade in the weapons of war. It’s a business that rises and falls according to the rhythms of armed conflict around the world.

White Coats

As Members of Congress get ready to vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA), we explain the complex issue of data protection for biologic drugs, one of the agreement’s controversial features.