Summary of Terms of Trade

Looking for the report?
We have the summary! Get the key insights in just 5 minutes.

Terms of Trade summary
Start getting smarter:
or see our plans

Rating

7 Overall

7 Importance

8 Innovation

7 Style


Recommendation

As the world’s biggest economy, the United States represents a vast source of opportunities for cross-border trading activity, and over the years a number of free trade agreements have successfully enabled foreign companies’ commerce with America. Yet near and far, nations face growing challenges and costs from American regulations, the dollar exchange rate, and other sources. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s survey of executives at firms that do business in the United States reveals a number of significant insights about prospects and concerns for US trade. getAbstract recommends this enlightening report to leaders of US firms as well as those of foreign companies with commercial ties to the United States.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How executives at foreign companies view America as a trading partner and
  • Why free trade initiatives are important in facilitating cross-border transactions.
 

About the Author

The Economist Intelligence Unit is an independent research and analysis organization.

 

Summary

The United States is the biggest importer and the second-largest exporter in the world. Given such a massive market, it’s unsurprising that a recent survey of senior executives from 531 companies around the world reveals that nearly two-thirds of them predict their businesses’ trade with the United States will increase in the years to 2020. But they also see challenges ahead. Of the respondents, 41% cite exchange rate volatility as a concern, while nearly one-third point to trade-related frameworks, costs and payments as pressing issues. Issues including “access to trade finance, unfair...


More on this topic

By the same author

Industries in 2019
8
Order and Progress?
8
The Global Liveability Index 2018
8
The Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index
8
Preparing for Disruption
9
Trade War Brewing?
8
A Digital Future
7
M&A in a Changing World
8
Turning Tides
8
Changes on the Institutional Investment Horizon
7
The Marriage of High Tech and High Finance
7
Innovation in Investment
9
China’s Supply-Side Structural Reforms
9
Symbiosis
8
Worldwide Cost of Living 2017
7
2016 The Year in Crisis
7
Innovation in Life Sciences
9
Democracy Index 2016
9
The Chinese Consumer in 2030
9
Towards Disaster-Risk Sensitive Investments
7
Industries in 2017
8
Managing Risk in Challenging Economic Times
8
The Workforce of the Future
8
Global Microscope 2016
8
“One Belt, One Road”
8
US Mid-Market Enterprises
7
Global Food Security Index 2016
8
Latin America’s Innovation Gap
8
The Hinrich Foundation Sustainable Trade Index 2016
8
Factors
7
Out and Down
8
Retail Banking
7
Europe Stretched to the Limit
8
Worldwide Cost of Living 2016
7
The Well-Connected Treasurer
7
All That Glitters
8
Governance, Cost and Sustainable Investing
7
Democracy Index 2015
8
Industries in 2016
8
Rethinking Risk in a More Uncertain World
7
The Disruption of Banking
8
The Never-ending Sale
8
After the Freefall, What to Expect from Commodity Prices
8
A Delicate Stage
8
Cultivating Sources
7
The Wealthy Migrant
7
Financing the Fragile Economic Recovery
7
Long-Term Macroeconomic Forecasts
8
The Cost of Inaction
9
The Blue Economy
8
Chinese Investment in Developed Markets
8
Private Sector Development in the Caribbean
7
Prospects and Challenges on China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’
8
Generation ¥
8
Future Cities
8
Digital Adoption in the Insurance Sector
8
Future Factors
7
Spotlight on the New Wealth Builders
8
The Road from Principles to Practice
7
Singapore
8
Worldwide Cost of Living 2015
8
Redefining Banking to Survive and Thrive in a Digital World
7
The Future of Business: Supply Chains
7
Democracy Index 2014
8
Still Making It
8
Retail Banks and Big Data
7
Navigating the Waters of Foreign Exchange and International Payments
7
Industries in 2015
8
Global Challenges in Asset Management
7
The Business of Cheaper Oil
8
China Going Global Investment Index
7
Financial Services: United States of America
6
Global Microscope 2014
8
Evolution of Work and the Worker
7
Cyber Incident Response
8
Business Environment Rankings
7
The Business Environment in Gulf Co-Operation Council Countries
8
Consumer Goods and Retail
7
United Kingdom
7
Financial Services
8
Energy
8
Japan
7
Germany
7
Future Factors
7
Value-Based Healthcare
7
Worldwide Cost of Living 2014
7
China’s Urban Dreams, and the Regional Reality
9
The Search for Growth
8
Brazil
8
Is 75 the New 65?
8
Succeeding in a Value-Based Environment
8
Industries in 2014
8
The End Isn't Nigh
8
Diminishing Dependence
8
China
8
World Risk Alert April 18th 2013
8
Telecommunications
8
Women’s Economic Opportunity 2012
8
Consumer Goods and Retail
7

Customers who read this summary also read

The Economic Effects of the Trans-Pacific Partnership
8
Building Bridges
8
Why Renegotiating NAFTA Could Disrupt Supply Chains
8
How Imports Helped the American Steel Industry
8
The Free-Trade Paradox
9
The EU Response to US Trade Tariffs
8

Related Channels

Comment on this summary