“Techno-nationalist” trade policies are reshaping global supply chains in the semiconductor industry. The tech war over Huawei and 5G is growing.
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.
Trade agreements address movie streaming trade barriers to increase international access for the U.S. film industry and digital entertainment abroad.
During the pandemic, government and industry should use data to prevent illicit medical products or counterfeit goods, starting in the country of origin.
We are on the cusp of a far more complex era for outer space treaties. Failure to resolve disagreements over the ownership of resources in space like asteroid mining could result in international trade conflicts.
USTR’s annual Special 301 and Review of Notorious Markets for Counterfeiting and Piracy reports on the state of intellectual property rights around the world is a valuable tool for American companies.
The economy of Argentina has been distorted by nearly 600 different export taxes. Trade restrictions can reinforce poor economic outcomes.
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.
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.
The history of pistachio trade reveals quirks in the broader world of global agricultural trade. The growth of America’s pistachio industry came after the U.S. imposed trade sanctions against Iran in response to the Iran Hostage Crisis and the two countries have a complicated trade history. But global global demand for pistachios is higher than production, leaving room for both American and Iranian producers.