Trade Negotiations

FAS partners with other U.S. government agencies and the private sector in a coordinated effort to negotiate trade agreements, establish transparent and science-based trading standards, and eliminate trade barriers. FAS also receives and responds to World Trade Organization (WTO) notifications from foreign countries on sanitary, phytosanitary and technical measures that affect agricultural trade.

Trade Agreements and U.S. Agriculture (USDA Office of the Chief Economist)

Data & Analysis

April 12, 2017
On March 29, 2017, the Russian Federation notified to the WTO via G/SPS/N/RUS/102/Add.1 that “The Common Quarantine Phytosanitary Requirements of the Eurasian Economic Union" was approved....
April 7, 2017
On March 29, 2017, the Russian Federation notified to the WTO via G/SPS/N/RUS/139 that “The Common List of Plant Quarantine Objects of the Eurasian Economic Union" was approved on November 30, 2016...
April 5, 2017
On October 19, 2016, China’s National Health and Family Planning Commission (NHFPC) released the National Food Safety Standard of General Safety Requirements of Food-Contact Materials and Articles....
April 5, 2017
India has invited the World Trade Organization (WTO) members to provide comments on their draft notification related to ready-to-drink infant milk substitute.