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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.

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

Order from Chaos

The theme of 2020 appears to be chaos. This week we explore chaos in industry sectors, in trade, and in our own lives. But then we offer a trade antidote.


Got Graphics?

A few key facts at a time is our approach at We’ve generated 500+ articles on the essentials of global trade and trade policy, but did you know that TradeVistas also houses hundredes of graphics for readers to download and share? Explore more in the Trading Cards section of the site.

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

Tomato Salad

While you were shopping for fresh summer tomatoes, the Administration held hearings this week to hear from American seasonal produce growers and their concerns about tomato imports from Mexico. TradeVistas explains the longstanding dispute over seasonal produce imports.

TradeVistas for Educators

New for Educators

Coming to a university near you! TradeVistas this week rolled out resources for trade educators including a starter course pack and discussion guide to facilitate classroom exchanges on current trade issues.