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

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.
Australia, the world's 12th-largest economy, is a sophisticated market that is interested in new-to-market food products.
The U.S-Mexico ag trade relationship is broad and deep, with opportunities to further integrate our rural economies while supplying desired products to consumers in both countries year-round.
The U.S. remains the leading provider of deciduous fruit to Mexico, as local production is not sufficient to address domestic demand.