Trade Agreements

Free trade agreements (FTAs) help expand global market opportunities for U.S. producers and exporters. Bilateral and multilateral trade agreements strip away trade barriers, reduce or eliminate tariffs, and promote investment and economic growth.

FAS partners with other U.S. government agencies and the private sector to not only negotiate new trade agreements that benefit U.S. agriculture but also to hold our trading partners accountable for their commitments under existing FTAs.

Data and Analysis

The U.S-China Economic and Trade Agreement (Phase One) granted market access for new U.S. horticultural products such as avocadoes, blueberries, and nectarines.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: USJTA Treatment for Fats and Oils 2021

This report is one in a series of product briefs highlighting the tariff benefits for specific commodities and products from Year 3 (2021) to Year 5 (2023) of the agreemen
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Most USJTA TRQs Underfilled in JFY 2020

This report provides data on TRQ allocation and fill rates, together with out-of-quota imports observed during the last fiscal year.

News and Features

The USDA quarterly trade forecast released August 26 projects FY 2021 and 2022 U.S. farm exports at record levels.
Beginning July 23, all eyes will be on Japan as it hosts the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. For me, this summer’s Olympics is the perfect blend of things that I’m passionate about – there’s cycling, there’s an international governing body...
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.

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