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Tracking US-China Investments

Chinese investments in the United States plunged while U.S. investments in China flatlined. See what's driving these trends on the US-China FDI Project website.

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What’s the Atmosphere for Trade?

DHL created a barometer to predict where storms lie ahead for global trade.

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Tracking U.S. Trade Capacity Building

Why Do We Offer Trade Capacity Building? Trade and trade agreements can play an important role in supporting economic development, but developing countries often face supply-side constraints or lack trade-related infrastructure, limiting their ability to engage in international trade. They might also need assistance in participating in trade negotiations or implementing their obligations under trade […]

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Trade and the Triple Bottom Line

Benchmarking Sustainable Trade First launched in 2016, the Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index ranks each economy’s ability to participate in global trade in a way that creates sustainable growth, encourages foreign direct investment, and attracts support from multilateral development agencies. Built by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the index measures the readiness of 19 economies in […]

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Mapping Exposure to Retaliatory Tariffs

Getting Real: The Brookings Institute Maps Out How Tariffs Could Affect You The Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program developed and maintains the Export Monitor, which TradeVistas previously featured in this Tool. In the unfolding tariff war with some of our major trading partners, the analysts at the Metropolitan Policy Program recently released an important analysis of […]

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U.S.-China “Trade War” Timeline

Unconventional Trade Warfare Since taking office, the Trump administration has been building its case against Chinese practices they view as unfair to American businesses, including subsidization of industrial production and requirements to transfer proprietary U.S. technologies. The Trump administration has also taken aim at the opaque connections between state-directed and strategic private enterprises, seeking to […]

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Sharing Trade Powers

Here’s your annotated guide to the timeline and procedures for “fast track” approvals of U.S. trade deals by Congress.

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Mapping Investment Agreements

International investment agreements have been a remarkably successful policy innovation: today, there are over 3,000 of them in force worldwide.

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I, Pencil

"I, Pencil, simple though I appear to be...have a profound lesson to teach. And I can teach this lesson better than can an automobile or an airplane or a mechanical dishwasher because—well, because I am seemingly so simple. Simple? Yet, not a single person on the face of this earth knows how to make me."

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Join the Trade Club

The WTO’s Accessions Intelligence Portal contains a bevy of information on the accession process, the status of more than twenty governments in the process of becoming a WTO member, technical assistance activities, and other resources.

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