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Thanks to the support of our readers, our sponsor, the Hinrich Foundation, and our many expert contributors, TradeVistas found traction and acquired a following that demonstrates our original purpose – the public wants to engage on how trade affects our lives, our jobs and our communities. Thank you for coming on the journey.

TradeVistas | Lobster is "trade person of the year"

Lobster Tale

TradeVistas is creating a “Trade Person of the Year” and we give it to…the American lobster. This week we explain how lobsters became a prawn in the trade wars (pun intended) and the lessons to be learned from the unintended consequences of some trade policies.

TradeVistas | the potential economic impact of Abraham Accords

Hot Trade Stories

In September, the UAE, Bahrain, Sudan and Israel signed the Abraham Accords to normalize relations. These agreements – and those that may follow – could portend a significant turning point for the Middle East and North Africa region. In this issue, we explore how greater regional economic integration would be a stabilizing force for peaceful relations.

TradeVistas | how trade policy impacts economic uncertainty

Trade Uncertainty

Trade policy as a component of what drives economic uncertainty has been low and nearly flat for most of the last twenty years, but has experienced amajor spike in over the last four years, in particular due to the U.S.-China trade dispute and the setbacks in negotiating a smooth UK exit from the European Union. How can we track it? Read this week about some new indices.

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Time Flies

Lost your place when it comes to the U.S.-China trade war or Brexit? We can help. Also, serious talks in the WTO about agricultural subsidies began in earnest more than 20 years ago. A lot has changed. We’ve got a fresh look.

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Game Plan

TradeVistas’ approach to serving up content doesn’t follow a straight line but our game plan does have a logic. See how the game is played.

TradeVistas | WTO public morals decision

Moral Dilemmas

This week we bring you three angles on the nexus between morality and trade: the U.S. lost a WTO argument that tariffs on goods from China were necessary to protect U.S. public morals, U.S. politicians vote in more protectionist ways when they are up for re-election, and controversies are brewing over trade in dinosaur fossils.

TradeVistas | history of Buy American policies supporting Made in USA procurement

New Poll: Buy American

“Buy American” is a prominent campaign theme* *as Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat party candidate Joe Biden sketch out their plans for reviving the U.S. economy. This week, read the new TradeVistas American Trade Survey results showing American attitudes toward Buy American, and learn more about the evolution of Buy American policies.

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Nuclear Options

Over the last few years, national security has become a lens through which a broad spectrum of trade policies is viewed, including those affecting extraction and trade in the minerals and metals mined from the earth. This week, TradeVistas delves into the world of trade in uranium as fuel for nuclear energy.

TradeVistas | why free trade promotes peace

Trade More, Less War

On the occasion of 9/11, we look at the relationship between trade openness and peaceful relations. Economists have shown that protectionism can actually lead to conflict, but greater openness to trade can reduce the probability of future conflict between those countries by as much as 70%. Read more to be inspired.