Trade Policy

FAS works with foreign governments, international organizations, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to establish international standards and rules to improve accountability and predictability for agricultural trade.

Data & Analysis

February 16, 2017
On December 15, 2016, Mexico’s Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) published draft modifications to the regulation (NOM-013-SEMARNAT) establishing phytosanitary requirements...
February 10, 2017
The proliferation of national Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) measures in recent months is a result of a provision in the EU’s Food Information to Consumers (FIC) regulation...
February 8, 2017
On December 30th, 2016, the government of Argentina modified export rebates for a wide range of high value and value-added agricultural products to support regional rural economies...
February 8, 2017
On January 27, 2017, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) announced its intent to import 13,000 metric tons (MT) of butter and 13,000 MT of non-fat dry milk...