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 | 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 | 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 | murder hornet is invasive alien species

Invasive Alien Species are Stowaways in Global Trade

Murder hornets arrived on container ships, posing a threat to local honeybees that pollinate food we trade. Invasive alien species are a reminder that increased trade volume, changes in trade routes, and the expansion of airport and seaport capacity around the world means having to deal with the unwelcome stowaways in global trade.

TradeVistas | rocket launching; the future of space trade

Trade in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

We are on the cusp of a far more complex era for outer space treaties. Failure to resolve disagreements over the ownership of resources in space like asteroid mining could result in international trade conflicts.

TradeVistas | COVID-19 is adding to the concerns about America’s shortage of farm guest workers

A Shortage of Farm Guest Workers Could Threaten America’s Harvest

Immigrants play an increasingly crucial role in our food system. Travel restrictions and government closures due to COVID-19 are adding to the concerns about America’s shortage of farm workers who use the H-2A visa.

TradeVistas | humanitarian exemptions in trade with Iran during Covid-19

Economic Sanctions Exempt Humanitarian Trade

Iran is one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19, having emerged as an early hotspot outside China. While economic sanctions against Iran remain, humanitarian exemptions enable trade in essential goods like food and medicine as a part of health diplomacy. Learn how lessons from past sanctions can be applied to the global pandemic response.

TradeVistas | services trade during the coronavirus pandemic

With Zoom, We Are All Trading in Services

During the Covid-19 pandemic, technology keeps the world connected and allows global trade in services to continue. The WTO outlines four modes of delivery for services trade.

TradeVistas | Irish music copyright law

Fiddling with Irish Music Royalties in the WTO

How the Irish Music Rights Organization took on U.S. copyright law in the WTO – and won – yet your favorite pub is still allowed to play Irish music for you for free.

TradeVistas | Special 301 and intellectual property rights

“Special 301”: How the U.S. Monitors Intellectual Property Protections in International Trade

Special 301 rules direct the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to identify foreign countries that don’t do enough to protect intellectual property rights. Involvement from the private sector is also critical to prevent intellectual property theft.