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

May 24, 2017
Stacked column chart illustrating the growth of U.S. agricultural exports to FTA partners verses a decrease in exports to non-FTA partners.
May 15, 2017
Column chart comparing the change in value of U.S. agricultural exports before and after key trade agreements.
May 3, 2017
Line graph showing the growth of U.S. agricultural exports and imports in the context of international free trade agreements.
April 13, 2017
Poultry production growing at five percent a year continues to drive demand for imported U.S. corn, making Peru our fifth largest overseas market.