TradeVistas | lobsters are at center of trade war

Lobsters are a Prawn in the Trade Wars

TradeVistas has named the lobster the “2020 person of the year” in international trade. It’s a well-deserved honor. The lobster is at the center of a trade war that will go down as one of the most compelling cases of the futility of tariff politics.

TradeVistas | the potential economic impact of Abraham Accords

Abraham Accords Expected to Yield Immediate Middle East Trade Dividends

The Abraham Accords will be much more than symbolic if they result in a positive economic impact from private commercial activity and stronger trade relations.

TradeVistas | how trade policy impacts economic uncertainty

A World of Trade Uncertainty

The Economic Policy Uncertainty index found that economic uncertainty from the trade war and Brexit has been eclipsed by the impacts of the global pandemic.

Sacs of commodities

Agricultural Subsidies: Everyone’s Doing It

What countries provide the most farm subsidies? Agricultural subsidies are, in part, a recognition of the unique challenges that the agriculture sector faces – but they can also have trade-distorting effects.

TradeVistas | WTO public morals decision

Which Way is the Moral Trade Compass Pointing? U.S. Loses WTO Argument that Tariffs on China Protect U.S. Public Morals

The United States argued to the WTO that tariffs against China were necessary to protect public morals. It lost the argument. Here’s how.

TradeVistas | history of Buy American policies supporting Made in USA procurement

Evolution of Buy American Policies

The concept of maximizing taxpayer spend on American goods and services extends all the way back to the founding of the United States. Here’s a primer on the history of Buy American policies.

TradeVistas | uranium and nuclear energy trade

Nuclear Options: the Trump Administration’s Trade Response to Uranium Protection

The U.S. uranium and nuclear energy industries are interconnected. Section 232 uranium petitions show how trade policies are increasingly looked at through a national security lens.

TradeVistas | why free trade promotes peace

Want Peace? Promote Free Trade

Why does protectionism lead to conflict and why does free trade help prevent it? Learn about the connection between peace and free trade.

TradeVistas | public integrity in trade agreements

Tackling Corruption in the Trading System through a Culture of Integrity

Fostering a culture of public integrity – and anti corruption – in global trade requires concrete steps to ensure the rule of law is enforced.

TradeVistas | doubts about the WTO are growing like weeds in the United States

American Doubts About the WTO are Growing Like Weeds

U.S. leadership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) could serve as a counterbalance to China’s growing influence. But a new poll from TradeVistas shows that first, Americans need to know why they should care about the WTO.