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Trade Policy

Trade Policies and Procedures
U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Provides links to policies, agreements, reports, news, and data on USDA trade programs designed to develop and expand commercial outlets for U.S. commodities and agricultural products.

Trade Policy (FAS)
USDA. Foreign Agricultural Service.
Contains program descriptions, data, analysis, news, and features for those attempting to initiate or understand international agricultural trade efforts.

Trade Policy (ERS)
USDA. Economic Research Service.
Presents analyses of policies and regulations of major American agricultural trading partners such as China, Japan, Mexico, and the European Union.

NAFTA, Canada & Mexico
USDA. Economic Research Service.
Presents research on a variety of topics related to NAFTA, Canada, and Mexico, including issues affecting specific sectors within Canadian and Mexican agriculture, ideas for furthering the integration of the NAFTA countries' agricultural sectors, and cross-border transportation issues. Includes links to current and historical data on the production, supply, distribution, and trade of the NAFTA countries.

USTR Issue Areas: Agriculture (USTR)
Office of the United States Trade Representative
Gives resources relevant to U.S. government trade negotiations, policy development, and coordination regarding agriculture.

Agriculture, Biotechnology, and Textile Trade Affairs
U.S. Department of State.
Provides information about efforts to support and advance American agricultural interests integral to its global trade and food security goals.

U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets
U.S. Department of State.
Lists fact sheets on foreign countries maintaining trade relations with the United States.

Official Harmonized Tariff Schedule
U.S. International Trade Commission.
Provides the applicable rates and statistical categories for all merchandise imported into the United States.

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
National Association of State Departments of Agriculture.
Contains resources on state-level public policy and programs on which support and promote the American agricultural industry, while protecting consumers and the environment.

In a nutshell: how to follow current issues in agriculture
World Trade Organization.
Presents materials designed to help the public understand the World Trade Organization's agricultural policy and activities.

Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies
Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies.
Describes work to enhance farm income through trade and agricultural policy research.

IPC Policy Areas
International Food & Agricultural Trade Policy Council.
Provides materials on these major policy areas: productivity and sustainability, economic growth and development, and food security.

United Nations. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Describes efforts to support countries’ effective engagement in the formulation of trade agreements and policies conductive to improved food security.