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TradeVistas | trade was a top issue for voters in the 2020 election

New Poll: Trade Was a Top Issue for Many 2020 Voters

Nearly half of U.S. voters identified trade as a top issue influencing their vote for president in 2020, according to a post-election poll by TradeVistas.

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.

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 | 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 | 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.

TradeVistas | India is a top trading partner with the U.S.

U.S.-India Trade Ties Continue to Defy Gravity

India is one of the United States’ top ten trading partners. But trade deficits continue to be a hot topic for policymakers in both Washington and New Delhi.

TradeVistas | export taxes have distorted Argentina's economy

Argentina Applies Over 500 Export Duties – How’s That Working Out?

The economy of Argentina has been distorted by nearly 600 different export taxes. Trade restrictions can reinforce poor economic outcomes.

TradeVistas | global trade in baby products

Born to Trade

Learn about global trade in baby products like diapers, toys, and car seats – and the impact of the U.S.-China trade war on the baby care industry.

TradeVistas | section 232 tariffs, imported autos, and tariff authority

Driving Congress to Act on National Security Tariffs

Imported autos are being targeted with tariffs for “national security” reasons – but why? Congress introduced bipartisan bills to restrain the administration’s use of Section 232 tariffs. In a still-confidential 2019 report, the Department reportedly found that imported autos like the Volkswagon GTI “threaten to impair the national security” and recommended that the president impose tariffs as high as 25 percent.

TradeVistas | livestock trade in goat farming

The Global Travels of Live Animals

Trade in live animals is listed in Chapter 1 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule. Livestock trade (from bees to goat farming) provides extra income and improves nutrition in developing countries.