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 Dominican Republic, through its Ministry of Industry, Commerce and SME’s (MICM), announced the activation of the CAFTA-DR agricultural safeguard measure for imports of mozzarella cheese from the United States on May 22, 2024.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Morocco: Morocco's 2024 FTA Tariff Schedule

On January 1, 2024, the Government of Morocco (GOM) published Circular # 6519/222, announcing the required tariff changes under the U.S.-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (FTA) for Calendar Year 2024. The circular includes tariffs, tariff-rate quotas...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: USJTA Treatment for Fats and Oils 2023

The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) entered Year 5 of the agreement implementation on April 1, 2023.

News and Features

News Release

USMCA Panel Releases Canada Dairy Report

A dispute settlement panel established under the USMCA has released a report regarding Canada’s dairy tariff-rate quota allocation measures.

Texas Grapefruit Heading to Vietnam

Wonderful Citrus is the largest fresh citrus grower, harvester, packer, and exporter in the Western United States, with offices in California and Texas. For many years, the company has worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Foreign...
The U.S. has requested establishment of a USMCA dispute settlement panel regarding Mexico’s agricultural biotechnology policies.