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The updated agreement regarding beef tariffs will allow U.S. exporters to more reliably meet Japan’s growing demand for high-quality beef.
The new three-trigger safeguard mechanism will allow U.S. exporters to meet Japan’s growing demand for high-quality beef and reduce the probability that Japan will impose higher tariffs in the future.
As part of USDA's commitment to expanding and diversifying global market opportunities for U.S. agriculture, the Department will sponsor four additional international trade missions in 2022,
On February 4, 2022, the United States and European Union concluded negotiations to allow for resumption of bilateral trade in bivalve molluscan shellfish.
Secretary Vilsack highlights key USDA accomplishments – including FAS's global leadership – to create more and better markets for U.S. agriculture in 2021.
The Collaboration Platform on Agriculture is the first real opportunity in almost a decade for the United States and European Union to work in partnership to ensure a sustainable, climate-smart future for agriculture.
The quarterly trade forecast released today projects fiscal year 2021 U.S. farm exports at $164 billion – the highest total on record. This represents an increase of $28 billion from last fiscal year and $7 billion from USDA’s previous forecast.
On November 2, 2020, USDA's Economic Research Service released a report looking at the potential economic and related impacts of the European Commission’s proposed Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies. Economic and Food Security Impacts of...
The new trade agreement with Japan is a better deal for the entire U.S. economy, but a particularly big win for U.S. farmers and ranchers.
Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky and FAS Administrator Ken Isley with the 11 newest agricultural officers sworn into the Foreign Service, from left to right: Andre Bradley, Ben Boroughs, Daniel Alvarado, Olutayo Akingbe, Sarah Gilleski...
May 17, 2019
News Release

U.S. Beef Gains Full Access to Japan

Contact: Press@oc.usda.gov Washington, D.C., May 17, 2019 – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the United States and Japan have agreed on new terms and conditions that eliminate Japan’s longstanding restrictions on U.S...
CONTACT: USDA Press Office, press@oc.usda.gov WASHINGTON, July 27, 2018 - U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today issued the following statement regarding this week’s European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruling on newer mutagenesis methods...