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

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....
December 30, 2016
FAS Guatemala has learned that the Ministry of Economy (MINECO) will eliminate select tariff lines currently being used to import U.S. poultry leg quarters duty free outside of the CAFTA-DR...
December 30, 2016
The implementation of the CAFTA-DR agreement and favorable market conditions have resulted in more franchises and supermarkets.