TradeVistas | lobsters are at center of trade war

Lobsters are a Prawn in the Trade Wars

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.

Sacs of commodities

Agricultural Subsidies: Everyone’s Doing It

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.

TradeVistas | WTO public morals decision

U.S. Loses WTO Argument that Tariffs on China Protect U.S. Public Morals

The United States argued to the WTO that tariffs against China were necessary to protect public morals. It lost the argument. Here’s how.

TradeVistas | T. rex and other dinosaur fossil trade

T. Rex Traders: The Lost World of Fossil Exports

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?

TradeVistas | uranium and nuclear energy trade

Nuclear Options: the Trump Administration’s Trade Response to Uranium Protection

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.

TradeVistas | why free trade promotes peace

Want Peace? Promote Free Trade

Why does protectionism lead to conflict and why does free trade help prevent it? Learn about the connection between peace and free trade.

TradeVistas | public integrity in trade agreements

Tackling Corruption in the Trading System through a Culture of Integrity

Fostering a culture of public integrity – and anti corruption – in global trade requires concrete steps to ensure the rule of law is enforced.

TradeVistas | the state of global fashion trade and clothing exports in 2020

September Issue: Fashion & Trade in a Shifting Global Landscape

The global fashion industry faces tariffs on clothing exports, changing consumer demand, and of course, fallout from the pandemic.

TradeVistas | the tomato suspension agreement has some U.S. growers seeing red

Imported Tomatoes From Mexico Have Some U.S. Growers Seeing Red

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.

TradeVistas | U.S.-EU carousel tariff retaliation

Carousel Retaliation: Tariff Uncertainty on Another Ride

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.