The U.S. private sector along with open Internet advocates are leading the charge to consider censorship antithetical to the global trading system. At the center of the debate is China, the country with the most extensive censorship program in the world and that holds significant market power in the global economy.
Discover the results of TradeVistas’ inaugural survey of Americans’ attitudes on trade. A plurality of Americans support leaving the WTO, but most seem unsure of the WTO’s role. We’ve got analysis.
The foundations of U.S. trade competitiveness are cracking and badly in need of smart investments in hard infrastructure, broadband and the technologies that enable U.S. companies to retain an advantage in the global economy. China has a plan for its own upgrades — and to secure an advantage through infrastructure investments around the world.
You’ve heard of the green economy. But vast potential also lies in preserving Earth’s valuable oceans – the “blue economy” – and in nurturing the limitless creativity of the human mind – the “orange economy”. Explore both this week with TradeVistas.
Now more than ever, we need to revive a Rosie the Riveter mentality when it comes to promoting and supporting women’s full participation in trade because when women trade, society as a whole benefits. This week we offer a suite of articles to inspire.
Our summer traditions are downscaled and homey this year due to COVID-19, but trade doesn’t play any less of a role in them. Read our summer issue focused on trade and baseball, RV trips to National Parks, where American flags are made, and how the pandemic is affecting the big business of pyrotechnic displays using fireworks from China.
Murder hornets arrived on container ships, posing a threat to local honeybees that pollinate food we trade. Experts’ best guess is that they arrived in shipping containers. They are a reminder that increased trade volume, changes in trade routes, and the expansion of airport and seaport capacity around the world means having to deal with the unwelcome stowaways in global trade.
Universities and students are getting a leg up through trade in educational services. The mainstreaming of different forms of distance learning may create more competition to offer educational services virtually across international borders. This week we explore trade in education and the movement of students across borders.
In a trend of “techno-nationalism,” more governments are deploying blacklisting. This week we examine what blacklisting means in global trade and how export controls are applied in semiconductor trade, a harbinger of more to come.
Americans generally support trade as beneficial to the U.S. economy. But right now, trade institutions are vulnerable as more citizens question whether the existing framework is serving the interests of middle-class Americans. This week we’re keeping an eye on surveys and polling on trade as we get closer to the election.