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.

Will TTIP Harm the Global Trading System?

Global trade regulations have not kept up with business trends – TTIP could jump-start reform
Katinka Barysch, 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

Exports No Longer Sole Path to Economic Rescue

Exports, the great catch-all for emerging economies, may offer less promise
Will Hickey
October 24, 2013


Question Mark Over TPP

US voters remain unconvinced about the benefits of international trade
Nayan Chanda
September 14, 2016

Despite Fears, Mexico's Manufacturing Boom Lifts US Workers

US multinationals hire an extra 250 US workers for every 100 hired in Mexico
Natalie Kitroeff
September 2, 2016

Apple Must Pay Billions for Tax Breaks in Ireland, EU Orders

Multinationals put on notice after EU finds that special tax deals represent unfair advantage
James Kanter and Mark Scott
August 30, 2016

Two Faces of Global Trade

Globalization leads to both fierce competition that threatens jobs and innovation that creates them
Nayan Chanda
August 30, 2016

Scramble in the Horn

Long-running conflicts in the region threaten stability
James Jeffrey
August 24, 2016