Trade Policy

FAS works with foreign governments, international organizations, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to establish international standards and rules to improve accountability and predictability for agricultural trade.

Data & Analysis

November 7, 2018
Canada’s Safe Food for Canadians Regulations enter into force on January 15, 2019.
November 7, 2018
On September 30, 2018, the State Council Duty Commission (SCDC) announced that import tariffs for 1,585 tariff lines will be lowered effective November 1, 2018.
October 30, 2018
South Africa is the largest user of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for agricultural exports to the United States in the Southern African region.
October 18, 2018
Since around August 2018, an increased level of U.S. beef liver shipments have been rejected at port due to a zero tolerance for Ractopamine, a commonly used veterinary drug.