Trade Negotiations

FAS partners with other U.S. government agencies and the private sector in a coordinated effort to negotiate trade agreements, establish transparent and science-based trading standards, and eliminate trade barriers. FAS also receives and responds to World Trade Organization (WTO) notifications from foreign countries on sanitary, phytosanitary and technical measures that affect agricultural trade.

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

Data & Analysis

May 15, 2015
U.S. agricultural exports to South America nearly doubled in the past four years, reaching a record of more than $8 billion in calendar year 2014.
May 11, 2015
he Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreement entered into effect on January 1, 2015. Korea’s total trade volume with Canada amounted to 10 billion U.S. dollars in 2014.
May 7, 2015
Korean Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, stated that the Korean government is “firmly set on excluding rice from the Trans-Pacific Partnership list of tariff concession.”
December 9, 2014
According to the German parliament's scientific service, T-TIP could force Germany to abolish its plans for labeling for food from animals fed with GMO feed.