TradeVistas | empowering women through trade

The Virtuous Circle Created by Women Who Trade

Learn about empowering women who trade around the world. When more women are involved in trade, a country’s productivity and competitiveness increase.

TradeVistas | future of trade in higher education

Is There a Bright Future for Trade in Education?

Education ranked fifth among all U.S. services exports in 2018. But now travel restrictions due to COVID-19 leaves international students questioning whether to pursue studies abroad or rely on virtual education.

TradeVistas | impact of COVID-19 and trade war on global supply chain

The Pandemic Disrupted Global Supply Chains But Were They Already Morphing?

It is still too early to know the impact of COVID-19 and the trade war on the global supply chain. But did trade policies already induce nearshoring?

TradeVistas | India is a top trading partner with the U.S.

U.S.-India Trade Ties Continue to Defy Gravity

India is one of the United States’ top ten trading partners. But trade deficits continue to be a hot topic for policymakers in both Washington and New Delhi.

TradeVistas | export taxes have distorted Argentina's economy

Argentina Applies Over 500 Export Duties – How’s That Working Out?

The economy of Argentina has been distorted by nearly 600 different export taxes. Trade restrictions can reinforce poor economic outcomes.

TradeVistas | immigrants fill critical global healthcare jobs like nursing

Developed Countries are the Largest Importers of Healthcare Professionals

Living Longer Personal and home health aides, registered nurses, and medical and nursing assistants are among the fastest growing occupations in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 1.2 million new personal and home health aide positions – and the need for another 372,000 registered nurses – by 2028. Due to the shortage of qualified healthcare workers, immigrants held 15 percent of all registered nursing positions in the United States in 2016. On April 22, President Trump signed an Executive Order to pause immigration due to COVID-19, but exempted physicians and nurses. This is not uncommon in developed countries with a growing aging population who are living longer. About eight percent of nurses in Canada are foreign-trained, […]

TradeVistas | trade in dalgona coffee ingredients

Into the Dalgona Coffee Trend? Mmm, Thanks Trade.

Whipping up a Trade Trend The “cloud coffee” phenomenon making the rounds on Instagram and TikTok is a prime example of how ingenious people leverage global trade to bring us ideas and products we never knew we needed, but that we now love. I’m talking about dalgona coffee, sweet caffeinated happiness in a cup. It is made of equal parts instant coffee, sugar and hot water whipped together into a beautiful froth and then spooned on top of your favorite hot or cold milk. This delightful and photogenic confection is *everywhere* on social media. In the spirit of inquiring into the global origins of the products we love, here’s what we found out. Dalgona’s “Honeycomb Toffee” Origins Dalgona coffee isn’t […]

TradeVistas | jobs in service industries have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic

Young Workers Will Be the Long-Term Casualties of COVID-19

Jobs in service industries have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. As economies recover, the long-term plight of young workers will need attention.

TradeVistas | Joe Exotic and global wildlife trade

Joe Exotic and Wet Markets Expose Global Wildlife Trade

Wildlife trade is a multibillion dollar business that is under scrutiny due to its impacts on human health, animals, and habitats around the world. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) aims to ensure that international trade in plants and animals does not threaten their survival.

TradeVistas | history of Iran and U.S. pistachio trade

Pistachios: The Quirks of Agricultural Trade in a Nutshell

The history of pistachio trade reveals quirks in the broader world of global agricultural trade. The growth of America’s pistachio industry came after the U.S. imposed trade sanctions against Iran in response to the Iran Hostage Crisis and the two countries have a complicated trade history. But global global demand for pistachios is higher than production, leaving room for both American and Iranian producers.