We support multilateral and bilateral trade agreements that provide commercially meaningful and significant improvements in market access for U.S. rice while maintaining the appropriate safety net for U.S. producers that include equal market access for all types and forms of rice.

The Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program help the rice industry open foreign markets and promote our products abroad and have a proven track record of success in more than 30 overseas markets.  Learn more about our key export markets here

Recent News

  • Tariffs on Chinese Imports Put in Place and Set to Rise

    Sep 18, 2018

    The Trump administration Monday enacted 10 percent tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports, including brown rice, milled and semi-milled rice, parboiled rice, and broken rice. The 10 percent tariff will take effect on September 24 and will increase to 25 percent on January 1, 2019. Full story
  • President Trump Announces U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement

    Aug 28, 2018

    After months of negotiations, President Trump announced today that the United States and Mexico had reached a new trade agreement that he would like to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Full story
  • Retaliatory Tariffs by Turkey Include U.S. Rice

    Aug 20, 2018

    In the latest chapter of an escalating diplomatic and economic dispute, Turkey announced yet more retaliatory tariffs against the United States last week, targeting rice as well as other U.S. exports, and initiated a lawsuit with the World Trade Organization (WTO) in response to President Trump’s decision to further raise tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Turkey. Full story