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.

Data & Analysis

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.
On July 18, 2013, the European Commission stopped providing export subsidies for poultry exports.
The EU is plagued by a highly regulated system that has hindered its ability to react to the supply shortfalls seen over the last few years.