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.
During the pandemic, government and industry should use data to prevent illicit medical products or counterfeit goods, starting in the country of origin.
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?
With the right set of digital trade and e-commerce policies, governments can help more small businesses move online and support a new era of global digital entrepreneurs.
The race to develop a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine benefits from years of global collaboration on seasonal flu vaccine and pandemic preparedness.
Living Longer Personal and home health aides, registered nurses, and medical and nursing assistants are among the fastest growing occupations in the United States. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 1.2 million new personal and home health aide positions – and the need for another 372,000 registered nurses – by 2028. Due to the shortage of qualified healthcare workers, immigrants held 15 percent of all registered nursing positions in the United States in 2016. On April 22, President Trump signed an Executive Order to pause immigration due to COVID-19, but exempted physicians and nurses. This is not uncommon in developed countries with a growing aging population who are living longer. About eight percent of nurses in Canada are foreign-trained, […]
Immigrants play an increasingly crucial role in our food system. Travel restrictions and government closures due to COVID-19 are adding to the concerns about America’s shortage of farm workers who use the H-2A visa.
Jobs in service industries have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. As economies recover, the long-term plight of young workers will need attention.
Iran is one of the countries hardest hit by COVID-19, having emerged as an early hotspot outside China. While economic sanctions against Iran remain, humanitarian exemptions enable trade in essential goods like food and medicine as a part of health diplomacy. Learn how lessons from past sanctions can be applied to the global pandemic response.
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.