A readily measurable aspect of globalization is the increasing exchange of capital, products and services across national boundaries, spurred by expanded use of container shipping and other technological improvements as well as falling barrier. The interdependence is most apparent with global supply chains, as manufactured goods like vehicles and electronics are assembled with components produced around the world, and it’s increasingly rare for any country to be the sole source of any one complex product. Countries aim to increase exports but worry about too many imports and trade imbalances, even as their consumers pursue low prices. Disagreements on subsidies, tariffs, quotas or unfair practices are debated by the World Trade Organization.

Sand Mining: Growing Pains of Cross-Border Trade

Susan Froetschel
August 29, 2017

Border Walls and Taxes: Bad Medicine for the Wrong Diagnosis

Republicans pause on border walls and tariffs – as realization sets in about reduced profits, higher prices for US consumers
David Dapice
February 21, 2017

Melting of Arctic Ice Opening Up New Routes to Asia

Christoph Seidler, Gerald Traufetter
October 4, 2014

Alaska Airport Is a Big Link for the Global Supply Chain

The subarctic airport in Anchorage airport is a natural place for refueling and ranks fourth in world for air cargo
Will Swagel
January 5, 2017

Seizing Opportunity in a Post-TPP World

Trump dismisses TPP, but could pursue another big opportunity – the US-China Bilateral Investment Treaty
Stephen S. Roach
December 1, 2016

US Walks Away From TPP, Leaving China Free to Dominate Asia

At the APEC meeting, China hustles to replace the TPP free-trade agreement with its own versions
Anthony Rowley
November 22, 2016

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