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 | internet censorship in China takes many forms

Internet Censorship in China Impacts Global Trade

Existing global trade rules aren’t enough to mitigate the impact of internet censorship in China. Firms increasingly must choose between protecting freedom of expression or their market access.

TradeVistas | Digital Silk Road will expand China's trade infrastructure

China is Giving Ancient Silk Road Trade Routes a Digital Makeover

China’s Digital Silk Road (DSR) will build digital infrastructure and develop new trade ecosystems across the developing world amid growing tensions with the United States.

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 | trade blacklisting and export controls

Blacklisting Deployed in the Battle Over Tech Trade

Blacklisting is being increasingly deployed in the battle over tech trade. The U.S. is controlling the export of commercial technologies to China in the name of national security.

TradeVistas | Americans say they won't buy U.S. imports from China

40% of Americans Say They Won’t Buy “Made In China,” Do They Mean It?

More Americans say they won’t purchase U.S. imports from China. China is no longer America’s top source of imports. But are we really willing to pay more?

TradeVistas | the U.S. pork industry wants countries around the world to bring home the (American) bacon

Bringing Home the Bacon: U.S. Pork Trade

U.S. pig farmers want to help the world bring home the (American) bacon through exports. But the pork industry faces volatile markets and supply chain disruptions due to COVID-19 and African Swine Fever overseas.

TradeVistas | Kearney Reshoring Index tracks if American companies are bringing manufacturing back

Can We Measure Whether “Re-Shoring” is Real?

The Kearney Reshoring Index shows if trade tension with China and COVID-19 pushes American companies to bring manufacturing “back” to the United States.

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 | Joe Exotic and global wildlife trade

Joe Exotic and Wet Markets Expose Global Wildlife Trade

Wildlife trade is a multibillion dollar business that is under scrutiny due to its impacts on human health, animals, and habitats around the world. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) aims to ensure that international trade in plants and animals does not threaten their survival.