Trade agreements address movie streaming trade barriers to increase international access for the U.S. film industry and digital entertainment abroad.
The Kearney Reshoring Index shows if trade tension with China and COVID-19 pushes American companies to bring manufacturing “back” to the United States.
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.
Immigrants play an increasingly crucial role in our food system. Travel restrictions and government closures due to COVID-19 are adding to the concerns about America’s shortage of farm workers who use the H-2A visa.
Jobs in service industries have been hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. As economies recover, the long-term plight of young workers will need attention.
Cross Laminated Timber is the basis of the “tall wood” buildings movement. CLT construction is a growing global market. Cross-laminated timber provides many possible benefits, including reduced costs, rural employment, strength, fire-resistance, beauty and a sense of being closer to nature.
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.
Covid-19 panic shopping and the 2020 toilet paper shortage has made it clear: Americans love their toilet paper. The U.S. is a top producer and consumer of TP. Learn about trade in bathroom tissue – and why toilet paper shortages are truly a first-world worry.