Trade Policy

FAS works to create a global environment that’s conducive to free  and  fair  trade. We partner with other U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and U.S. stakeholders to remove trade barriers, negotiate and enforce free trade agreements, and establish international trade rules and standards that are transparent and predictable.

 

Data and Analysis

On April 29, the European Commission launched a public consultation on "legislation for plants produced by certain new genomic techniques,"
Through its phased-in tariff reductions, the agreement will raise challenges for U.S. products including wine and spirits, cotton, pulses and beans, forest products, and tree nuts.
On January 11, 2022, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) announced it will conduct an Expiry Review on the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) measures imposed on U.S.-origin distiller’s dried grains with or without solubles (DDGS).

News and Features

It looks like U.S. potatoes will soon be back on menus and at markets across Mexico! FAS Administrator Daniel Whitley marked the milestone in Guadalajara on May 17.
Secretary Vilsack traveled Germany and Poland to engage with world leaders on food security, sustainability, and other key issues.

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