Entries by tradevistas

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.

Symbolic Trade: Si and He

On the 150th birthday of the periodic table, we’re exploring trade in silicon (in the form of semiconductors), sand (which offers up silicon), and helium (did you know the world is running short on this gas?).

Silver Linings

The upside of trade in the news is that we’re talking about trade and trade policy. At TradeVistas, we are seizing this moment to go beyond the headlines. This week, we share website highlights including our most-read articles and most-popular infographics of 2019.

Money Moves

Trade isn’t just about tariffs. In this issue, we have your 411 on global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows. Andrea Durkin breaks down the real impact of FDI on the U.S. economy and workers. Lauren Kyger explains how Chinese venture capital investment is replacing FDI in the United States.