Evidence points to elections having an anti-free trade effect on politicians. Term length and the electoral calendar play a key role in determining the outcome of votes on trade policy
The “SheTrades Outlook” tool from the International Trade Centre analyzes trade and gender, tracking trade policies designed to promote more trade by women-owned businesses.
The Kearney Reshoring Index shows if trade tension with China and COVID-19 pushes American companies to bring manufacturing “back” to the United States.
The fundamental goal of any trade agreement is to promote and undergird government adherence to rule of law, which in turn enables private economic activity to thrive. When coupled with commitments to market access, individuals and companies are free to do business anywhere in the world.
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.
DHL created a barometer to predict where storms lie ahead for global trade.
Today’s biggest trade trends in 8 colorful and easy-to-share charts. Topics include world’s largest importers and exporters, China’s explosive growth, Japanese investment in the United States, global oil flows, and more.
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.
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 Asia and the United States to trade sustainably.
The Brookings Institute Metropolitan Policy Program developed and maintains the Export Monitor. 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 how exposed individual U.S. states and metropolitan areas are to new tariffs on the products they make and export.