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Semiconductor Wafer (1)

This Tiny Chip is Playing a Big Role in the Trade War

The next generation of smarter and more powerful machines will rely on even more sophisticated semiconductors to achieve new capabilities. Pressure is on to “win” in the global chip race, which is why efforts to protect innovations in chipmaking are front and center in the current trade war – for better and for worse.

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | doubts about the WTO are growing like weeds in the United States

American Doubts About the WTO are Growing Like Weeds

U.S. leadership in the World Trade Organization (WTO) could serve as a counterbalance to China’s growing influence. But a new poll from TradeVistas shows that first, Americans need to know why they should care about the WTO.

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 | future of trade in higher education

Is There a Bright Future for Trade in Education?

Education ranked fifth among all U.S. services exports in 2018. But now travel restrictions due to COVID-19 leaves international students questioning whether to pursue studies abroad or rely on virtual education.

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.