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.

Anxious America – Part I

Shaken by the extent of foreign role in the US, politicians raise questions that go to the heart of globalization
S.L. Bachman
March 9, 2006

A Floundering WTO – Part II

Disunity in the ranks of the developing nations allows developed countries to maintain their trade barriers
Balakrishnan Rajagopal
March 23, 2006

A Floundering WTO – Part I

Without WTO agreement on reforms before April 30th, the hopes of fair trade for developing nations could be postponed indefinitely
Edward Gresser
March 21, 2006

The WTO Can Promote Both Free Trade and Human Rights

Provided the supporters and protesters see the potential it holds
Susan Ariel Aaronson
December 13, 2005

Fate of the Farmers in Balance

The next round of trade talks must remove subsidies that are crushing poor farmers
Edward Gresser
November 1, 2005

Asia’s Polite Reception To Bush Masks Declining US Influence

Growing regional cooperation threatens US preeminence in East Asia
Daniel Sneider
November 17, 2005

Financial Times: Trump Team Looks to Bypass WTO Dispute System

Shawn Donnan and Demetri Sevastopulo
February 28, 2017

Project Syndicate: The WTO Reborn?

Arvind Subramanian
February 23, 2017

Caixin: Chinese Drone Maker to Supply Dubai with Self-Flying Taxis

Automated transportation on the move: Dubai, population 2.7 million, plans for drone taxis
Coco Feng
February 17, 2017

Spiegel: Germany Prepares for Coming Tax Battle

Christian Reiermann
February 15, 2017