Trade Agreements

The United States has free trade agreements with 20 countries. These include 12 bilateral agreements and 2 multilateral agreements (NAFTA and CAFTA-DR). These agreements create opportunities to increase U.S. agricultural sales internationally, stripping away barriers to trade, eliminating tariffs, opening markets and promoting investment and economic growth.

 U.S. Agriculture Benefits from Trade Agreements

Trade Agreements and U.S. Agriculture (USDA Office of the Chief Economist)

Data & Analysis

November 13, 2014
FAS Colombia is writing a series of reports on the benefits and challenges of the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) between the United States and Colombia.
November 13, 2014
U.S. ethanol had benefitted from the CTPA with monthly exports to Colombia averaging 3.75 million liters from October 2013 to March 2014 with a total trade value of $17.6 million.
October 30, 2014
The U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement’s reduction and elimination of import tariffs on a wide range of U.S. agricultural and food products, has fueled demand for U.S. pet food.
May 6, 2014
Exports of high-value, processed food products have been a significant contributor to the strongest five-year period for agricultural exports in U.S. history.