Entries by tradevistas

Popular Trade

Thanks to the support of our readers, our sponsor, the Hinrich Foundation, and our many expert contributors, TradeVistas found traction and acquired a following that demonstrates our original purpose – the public wants to engage on how trade affects our lives, our jobs and our communities. Thank you for coming on the journey.

Lobster Tale

TradeVistas is creating a “Trade Person of the Year” and we give it to…the American lobster. This week we explain how lobsters became a prawn in the trade wars (pun intended) and the lessons to be learned from the unintended consequences of some trade policies.

Trade Uncertainty

Trade policy as a component of what drives economic uncertainty has been low and nearly flat for most of the last twenty years, but has experienced amajor spike in over the last four years, in particular due to the U.S.-China trade dispute and the setbacks in negotiating a smooth UK exit from the European Union. How can we track it? Read this week about some new indices.

Time Flies

Lost your place when it comes to the U.S.-China trade war or Brexit? We can help. Also, serious talks in the WTO about agricultural subsidies began in earnest more than 20 years ago. A lot has changed. We’ve got a fresh look.

Moral Dilemmas

This week we bring you three angles on the nexus between morality and trade: the U.S. lost a WTO argument that tariffs on goods from China were necessary to protect U.S. public morals, U.S. politicians vote in more protectionist ways when they are up for re-election, and controversies are brewing over trade in dinosaur fossils.

New Poll: Buy American

“Buy American” is a prominent campaign theme* *as Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat party candidate Joe Biden sketch out their plans for reviving the U.S. economy. This week, read the new TradeVistas American Trade Survey results showing American attitudes toward Buy American, and learn more about the evolution of Buy American policies.