TradeVistas | toilet paper shortage 2020

Toilet Paper: A Uniquely American Obsession

Covid-19 panic shopping and the 2020 toilet paper shortage has made it clear: Americans love their toilet paper. The U.S. is a top producer and consumer of TP. Learn about trade in bathroom tissue – and why toilet paper shortages are truly a first-world worry.

TradeVistas | services trade during the coronavirus pandemic

With Zoom, We Are All Trading in Services

During the Covid-19 pandemic, technology keeps the world connected and allows global trade in services to continue. The WTO outlines four modes of delivery for services trade.

TradeVistas | online trade in fake goods

Preventing Trade in Online Fakes

The Administration and Congress are fighting online trade in fake goods such as fake COVID-19 test kits and vaccines and other counterfeit products.

TradeVistas | air cargo is critical trade infrastructure

Global Cargo is Leaving on a Jet Plane

Air cargo (sometimes carried by passenger flight) is critical infrastructure that is moving medical supplies where they are needed most to fight the coronavirus.

TradeVistas | global trade in baby products

Born to Trade

Learn about global trade in baby products like diapers, toys, and car seats – and the impact of the U.S.-China trade war on the baby care industry.

TradeVistas | Irish music copyright law

Fiddling with Irish Music Royalties in the WTO

How the Irish Music Rights Organization took on U.S. copyright law in the WTO – and won – yet your favorite pub is still allowed to play Irish music for you for free.

TradeVistas | Special 301 and intellectual property rights

“Special 301”: How the U.S. Monitors Intellectual Property Protections in International Trade

Special 301 rules direct the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to identify foreign countries that don’t do enough to protect intellectual property rights. Involvement from the private sector is also critical to prevent intellectual property theft.

TradeVistas | Harley-Davidson motorcycle tariffs

America’s Favorite Hog is Driving U.S.-India Trade Relations

Harley-Davidson wants to grow international sales of its iconic motorcycles. But tariffs have thrown a monkey-wrench into those plans. Tariffs on Harley-Davidson bikes are a sticking point in U.S.-India trade relations.

Sustainable product trade | TradeVistas

Trade in Good Conscience

As more people grow concerned about where their products come from, how they are sourced, and the processes used to make them, demand for sustainable products could begin to reshape global trade.

China Belt Road Initiative | TradeVistas

China Seeks to Redraw the Global Trade Map

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is laying the groundwork for new trade routes with infrastructure investments that span 138 countries. If successful, BRI means all roads will lead back to Beijing. Read the basics about BRI – and what questions remain.