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

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.
April 5, 2017
The Safe Food for Canadians Act implementing regulations, which simplify and consolidate the authorities under previous acts regulating food, are expected to be published in Gazette Part I...
March 27, 2017
In 2016, U.S. corn dominated the Colombian market supplying 99.6% of imports due to trade preferences in the U.S.-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA).
March 23, 2017
According to U.S. Customs data, U.S. exports of beef and beef products to Costa Rica reached a record $15.1 million in 2016 – significantly higher than the $1.7 million exported in 2009....