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

February 16, 2018
Central America’s Northern Triangle – which includes El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras – offers significant market opportunities for exporters of U.S. farm and food products.
February 14, 2018
On January 1, 2017, Ecuador’s entry into the European Union’s Andean Multiparty Trade Agreement took effect.
February 13, 2018
The Government of Japan’s 2017 supplementary budget provides the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) with an additional 317 billion Japanese yen (US$ 2.9 billion) for support....
January 5, 2018
The value of Panama’s food processing ingredients market is estimated at $110 million per year with U.S. products holding 60 percent of the market share.