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.

Data & Analysis

Australia, the world's 12th-largest economy, is a sophisticated market that is interested in new-to-market food products.
Colombia continues to expand its biotechnology frontier. The adoption rate for biotech corn has surpassed that of cotton and the development of a regulatory framework is underway.
The U.S. remains the leading provider of deciduous fruit to Mexico, as local production is not sufficient to address domestic demand.
The Dominican Republic is not expected to fill the U.S. annual sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for FY 2013 due to the current supply situation in the U.S. market.