TradeVistas | the global supply chain of NBA basketballs

From Factory to Finals: The Supply Chain of a Basketball

Follow the global journey of how official NBA basketballs are made, from the U.S. to China. Along the way, basketball has become entangled in geopolitics.

TradeVistas | uranium and nuclear energy trade

Nuclear Options: the Trump Administration’s Trade Response to Uranium Protection

The U.S. uranium and nuclear energy industries are interconnected. Section 232 uranium petitions show how trade policies are increasingly looked at through a national security lens.

TradeVistas | infrastructure investment will have positive economic impact

The Trade Costs of Getting a “D+” on Infrastructure”

The economic impact of infrastructure investment is significant – but a new scorecard ranks the United States’ infrastructure behind many of its biggest global competitors, adding manufacturing and trade costs.

TradeVistas | techno-nationalism and the semiconductor industry

Controls on Semiconductor Trade Are a Harbinger for “Techno-nationalism”

“Techno-nationalist” trade policies are reshaping global supply chains in the semiconductor industry. The tech war over Huawei and 5G is growing.

TradeVistas | countries are focused on global trade security

Tensions Mount Between Security and Efficiency in Global Trade

COVID-19 will have an enduring impact on trade. Rising nationalism and a push to diversify supply chains are moving countries away from reliance on China toward regional trade agreements for global trade security.

TradeVistas | impact of COVID-19 and trade war on global supply chain

The Pandemic Disrupted Global Supply Chains But Were They Already Morphing?

It is still too early to know the impact of COVID-19 and the trade war on the global supply chain. But did trade policies already induce nearshoring?

TradeVistas | rocket launching; the future of space trade

Trade in a Galaxy Far, Far Away

We are on the cusp of a far more complex era for outer space treaties. Failure to resolve disagreements over the ownership of resources in space like asteroid mining could result in international trade conflicts.

TradeVistas | building with cross laminated timber is growing industry

Wooden Skyscrapers Push Trade in Cross-Laminated Timber to New Heights

Cross Laminated Timber is the basis of the “tall wood” buildings movement. CLT construction is a growing global market. Cross-laminated timber provides many possible benefits, including reduced costs, rural employment, strength, fire-resistance, beauty and a sense of being closer to nature.

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 | 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.