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

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.
On July 18, 2013, the European Commission stopped providing export subsidies for poultry exports.
Canada's total 2013/14 production of wheat, barley, oats and corn is forecast to be 54 million metric tons, an increase of six percent over the previous year.
Kazakhstan's draft biotech law could remain stalled until the country's WTO accession. Meanwhile, new Customs Union regulations address labeling and import of biotech products.