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An Ocean of Potential in the Blue Economy

The blue economy contributes billions to global GDP and supports jobs around the world, from fishing to tourism. Learn why the future of ocean trade depends on science and sustainability.

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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.

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COVID-19 Shows the Economic Impact of Travel Exports to Our National Parks

Even the National Parks can’t escape the economic impact of COVID-19. Learn how coronavirus affects tourism in National Park gateway communities and international U.S. trade exports.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Trade and Politics 2020

What Americans really think, what politicians say, and how Congress votes on trade – it might not surprise you that these don’t always line up.

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Where Does the Ink in Your Tattoo Come From?

Nearly 3 in 10 Americans have at least one tattoo. When someone gets “inked,” the pigment injected under the skin is most likely comprised of globally produced and traded mineral powders and the industrial chemical called carbon black.

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Where Have You Been? Blockchain for Tracking Goods in Trade

Blockchain technologies will play an increasing role in international trade. Using blockchain to track the origins of raw materials and follow domestic and international supply chains can help meet the increasing demand for consumer information about globally produced goods, providing more transparency and accuracy about a product’s long journey to the store.

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Should Women Have Their Own Provisions in Free Trade Agreements?

As rallying calls of “Trade for All” and economic inclusion reverberate throughout national trade agendas, international forums, and across trade negotiation tables, here’s a closer look at trade and gender issues, how trade agreements of the past have addressed them, and how a new generation of trade and gender chapters aim to change the narrative.

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The Dismal State of America’s Working Class

Working class Americans have been unable to compete for jobs demanding specialized technical skills, while the places they live have been hollowed out by shifts in global supply chains and the death of low-skilled manufacturing. So long as these workers feel left out of the economic mainstream, they will remain a potent political force, including in the upcoming 2020 election.

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How Criminals Move Money Through Global Trade

As global trade grows and increases in complexity, trade-based money laundering has become the weakest link in anti-money laundering initiatives. Banks and government officials are strengthening international collaboration to crack down on criminals who hide and launder their dirty money in global trade transactions.

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The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on International Trade

AI is already changing global value chains and international trade patterns. Trade rules crafted today in the WTO or free trade agreements will play a critical role in further shaping how AI is further developed and deployed globally.