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 | 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.

TradeVistas | spring brings renewal - for cherry blossoms & opportunities for WTO reform

Time to Reform (And Renew) the WTO

As World Trade Organization (WTO) members reform the global trading system, they should carry a renewed commitment to its future and a renewed vision to match that of its founders. We’ve come to rely on the WTO yet rarely stop to appreciate it. As evidenced by the results of a July 2020 TradeVistas poll, the public has very little understanding of the institution’s role.

TradeVistas | USTR reports on intellectual property theft

Trade Policy’s Naughty and Notorious List for IP Deficiencies

USTR’s annual Special 301 and Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy reports on the state of intellectual property rights around the world is a valuable tool for American companies.

TradeVistas | UK public engagement on trade

UK Takes a Proactive Approach to Public Engagement on Trade

The UK has provided an example of how to reinvent the process of public engagement on trade to prepare for the upcoming U.S-UK trade negotiations.

TradeVistas | global collaboration is needed for COVID-19 vaccine

Flu Vaccines Result from Global Collaboration: A COVID-19 Vaccine Will Too

The race to develop a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine benefits from years of global collaboration on seasonal flu vaccine and pandemic preparedness.

TradeVistas | free trade and COVID-19

Free Trade in Medicines and Supplies is the Healthiest Approach

The WTO zero-for-zero tariff agreement on trade in health-related products needs to be expanded. Free trade will help promote recovery after COVID-19.

TradeVistas | GPA Government Procurement

Erasing the Global Gains from the WTO Government Procurement Agreement?

The WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) covers $1.7 trillion in global government procurement trade across 48 countries, including the United States. But the Trump Administration may pull out of the GPA to support “Buy American” – a move that will come with unintended consequences for U.S. businesses.

hands on home - rebuilding trade relations

Is It Just a Phase? Redesigning Trade Deals in the Age of Trump

The U.S. and China signed a trade deal on Jan 15. Attempting to rewire China’s economic system cannot be achieved in one pass – an agreement this ambitious would have to be built in phases. What does that mean for the future of trade deals?

Turner worker working

Laboring for Trade

Labor provisions are an increasingly important feature in trade agreements. But do they work? Despite the attention paid to labor provisions in trade deals like USMCA, domestic policy, not trade agreements, might be the most direct – and most effective – way to improve workers’ lot, especially in advanced countries like the United States.