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.

China’s Rise Leads India and Japan to Wary Embrace

Asian geopolitical landscape transforms as India seeks new partners like Japan and South Korea
Harsh V. Pant
January 30, 2014

Will TTIP Harm the Global Trading System?

Global trade regulations have not kept up with business trends – TTIP could jump-start reform
Katinka Barysch and Michael Heise
January 9, 2014

Putin’s Gas-Fueled Bailout of Ukraine

Europe may have given up too quickly on bailout and potential trade agreement
David R. Cameron
January 2, 2014

Back to the Future in Europe?

The US can take strategic measures, demonstrate commitment to Ukraine’s right to choose connections
Marc Grossman, Dan Fata
December 16, 2013

Bali Boost: WTO Lives, Snatched for Now From Jaws of Defeat

Bali agreement, with many promises, is a start, but leadership and reform are required
Jean-Pierre Lehmann
December 10, 2013

American Universities Eye Chinese Students

Chinese undergraduates pay top tuition rates – and don’t clamor for US jobs
Hassan Siddiq
November 12, 2013

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China Set to Rescue Australia Economy at Just the Right Time

An increase in commodity prices bodes well for the future
Michael Heath
December 9, 2016

Can Trump – or Anyone – Bring Back US Manufacturing?

Manufacturing hits all-time high in 2015, but efficiency reduced the jobs
December 8, 2016

Foreign Companies Face New Clampdown for Getting Money Out of China

New controls could speed up withdrawals and deter foreign investment
James T. Areddy and Lingling Wei
December 8, 2016

Trade Week Africa and the Continental Free Trade Area

Tariff reductions could keep $80 billion in the continent and boost economies
Amy Copley
December 7, 2016

Promises Trump Can’t Keep

To fulfill job promises, Trump must curtail automation and productivity
Nayan Chanda
November 28, 2016

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