Etsy Sellers

Etsy’s Growth Illustrates That Even Local is Global

Etsy, the online marketplace for handmade, vintage, or other unique items, is one of many popular Internet platforms where individual creators can sell their works. Nearly 15 million Americans earned a collective $6 billion using just nine of these platforms. Millions more did the same worldwide. And now many of these creators are also global traders.

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YEAR OF THE DOG

Unleashing Global Spending on Pets

Riding the global waves of internet retailing, animal celebrity on social media, and "pet parenting," spending on pet products and services is growing all over the world.

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Olympic Medals

The Gold Medal of Export Growth

Countries that have hosted the Olympics -- and even those that bid and lose -- enjoy a permanent increase in national exports of around 30 percent. That's potentially more impactful than entering into trade agreements.

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Critical Link: The U.S.-South Korea Security and Trade Connection

The truth about trade agreements is that they’re almost never just about trade. The United States' free trade agreement with South Korea is no exception.

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football on field

Where Will You Watch Super Bowl LII?

Sports fans around the world have so many new platforms and formats to enjoy premium sporting events, that income from the sale of broadcasting and media rights far surpasses revenue from ticket sales in most sports. Unlike in football, the rules of this game are still being written.

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Trade in Carputer Parts

The operator's manual for the popular entry-level Honda Civic is 601 pages. It doesn't fit in the glove box; it comes in the form of an electronic document to download, which seems appropriate considering the number of electronic components in the car. High-tech, high-cost, components are lightweight and positioned to move long distances on a just-in-time basis.

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The American, International Automobile Market

Every January, the global automobile industry gathers in the Motor City for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). In a celebration of ingenuity, companies display futuristic concept cars, present cutting-edge technologies, and promote their latest offerings.

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Breaking the status

Global Risks: Protectionism 2.0

Protectionism is making a comeback. Governments aren’t just trying to protect traditional sectors such as agriculture,chemicals, and machinery out of concern for lost jobs or domestic economic interests. They’re also intervening in the digital economy and innovation-intensive industries as critical components of national competitiveness.

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Import “Relief”: It’s Complicated

The two Section 201 cases that the president will shortly decide—solar panels and washing machines—are good illustrations of how much the trade landscape has changed in recent years and how unexpectedly complicated these decisions have become.

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Man Thinking

What is President Trump Thinking on Trade?

It would be a guessing game to try to predict what the president might do specifically on trade in 2018. Whatever he decides, there are trends morphing the trading system even as the U.S. Government works to figure out its role in shaping it.

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