TradeVistas has named the lobster the “2020 person of the year” in international trade. It’s a well-deserved honor. The lobster is at the center of a trade war that will go down as one of the most compelling cases of the futility of tariff politics.
What countries provide the most farm subsidies? Agricultural subsidies are, in part, a recognition of the unique challenges that the agriculture sector faces – but they can also have trade-distorting effects.
The United States argued to the WTO that tariffs against China were necessary to protect public morals. It lost the argument. Here’s how.
The dinosaur fossil trade is raising concerns within the scientific community, who worry that rare fossils in private collections won’t be available for future scientific study. The debate boils down to this: are dinosaur bones a commodity? Or a common good?
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.
Why does protectionism lead to conflict and why does free trade help prevent it? Learn about the connection between peace and free trade.
Fostering a culture of public integrity – and anti corruption – in global trade requires concrete steps to ensure the rule of law is enforced.
The global fashion industry faces tariffs on clothing exports, changing consumer demand, and of course, fallout from the pandemic.
USMCA eliminated trade barriers for most agricultural exports but some American growers argue that the tomato suspension agreement doesn’t do enough to protect against imports of increasingly competitive seasonal produce from Mexico.
In response to WTO-illegal European subsidies to its aircraft industry, the U.S. administration is reportedly considering what is known as “carousel” retaliation against the EU – a regular rotation of goods targeted for tariffs, designed to impose maximum pain. The United States and Europe have been on this ride before.