TradeVistas | trade was a top issue for voters in the 2020 election

New Poll: Trade Was a Top Issue for Many 2020 Voters

Nearly half of U.S. voters identified trade as a top issue influencing their vote for president in 2020, according to a post-election poll by TradeVistas.

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 | learn the trade story of wildland firefighter gear

California’s Fight Against Wildfires is Actually Global

California faced record wildfires in 2020. The fight against wildfire is global, with help from international firefighters and gear.

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 | the global supply chain of NBA basketballs

From Factory to Finals: The Supply Chain of a Basketball

Follow the global journey of how official NBA basketballs are made, from the U.S. to China. Along the way, basketball has become entangled in geopolitics.

TradeVistas | Elections Impact Free Trade Votes

The Anti-Free Trade Effect of Elections

Evidence points to elections having an anti-free trade effect on politicians. Term length and the electoral calendar play a key role in determining the outcome of votes on trade policy

TradeVistas | T. rex and other dinosaur fossil trade

T. Rex Traders: The Lost World of Fossil Exports

The dinosaur fossil trade is raising concerns within the scientific community, who worry that rare fossils in private collections won’t be available for future scientific study. The debate boils down to this: are dinosaur bones a commodity? Or a common good?

TradeVistas | poll results show Americans support "Buy American" trade policies

Americans Love to “Buy American”

A TradeVistas poll found that Americans support “Buy American” policies requiring the federal government to buy from domestic suppliers. Learn more about trade’s elevated importance in the 2020 election.

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 | 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.