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 | trade helps us be healthy at home

The “Homebody Economy” and Trade

The pandemic’s impact on trade, livelihoods, and our well-being has been profoundly negative. But even while we quarantine, trade helps us work on being healthy at home.

TradeVistas | the state of global fashion trade and clothing exports in 2020

September Issue: Fashion & Trade in a Shifting Global Landscape

The global fashion industry faces tariffs on clothing exports, changing consumer demand, and of course, fallout from the pandemic.

TradeVistas | the tomato suspension agreement has some U.S. growers seeing red

Imported Tomatoes From Mexico Have Some U.S. Growers Seeing Red

USMCA eliminated trade barriers for most agricultural exports but some American growers argue that the tomato suspension agreement doesn’t do enough to protect against imports of increasingly competitive seasonal produce from Mexico.

TradeVistas | infrastructure investment will have positive economic impact

The Trade Costs of Getting a “D+” on Infrastructure”

The economic impact of infrastructure investment is significant – but a new scorecard ranks the United States’ infrastructure behind many of its biggest global competitors, adding manufacturing and trade costs.

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Do Americans Want the U.S. to Leave the WTO?

What do ordinary Americans think about the World Trade Organization (WTO)? A new poll by TradeVistas found that a plurality of Americans support leaving the WTO – but almost as many are “unsure” or “indifferent.”

TradeVistas | rural infrastructure like broadband connects American farmers with global markets

Rural Infrastructure Connect America’s Farmers With the World

Renewed investment in rural infrastructure like roads, waterways, and broadband would help American farmers compete in the global economy.

TradeVistas | the orange economy includes cultural and creative industies around the world

The Orange Economy – Where Creativity is an Economic Asset

The global “orange economy” generates billions in revenue. Trade in the creative industries can help protect freedom of expression and promote shared cultural experiences.

TradeVistas | Middle-Skill jobs include road construction

The Secret Life of Roads – and the Future of U.S. Middle-Skill Jobs

Millions of “middle-skill” jobs – well-paying jobs that require post-secondary education and credentials but not a four-year degree have remained steadily in demand among employers. The U.S. federal government could also help create millions of new middle-skill jobs by passing an infrastructure bill.

TradeVistas | women entrepreneurs (including Earth Heir, pictured) and trade

COVID Recovery and the Power of Women Exporters

Prior to COVID-19, many governments were stepping up to support women’s economic empowerment. Now it’s even more critical to support female entrepreneurs in the global economy through trade.