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

  • Group of men and one woman sit with their hands folded on a table displaying country place cards FECARROZ Elects New Board of Directors

    Sep 11, 2019

    Last week, USA Rice met with FECARROZ (Central America Rice Federation) to continue discussions on the Central America & Dominican Republic free trade agreement (CAFTA-DR) to maintain and grow rice trade in the region. Full story
  • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shakes hands with US President Donald Trump, both men wearing business suits, seated in front of backdrop reading Biarritz 2019 Rice Industry Awaiting Details on Partial Ag Deal with Japan

    Aug 27, 2019

    This past weekend, reports emerged regarding a Japan-U.S. trade deal covering agriculture, automobiles, and digital trade. Initial reports indicate that rice was left out of this deal. While Japan imports more than $200 million of U.S. rice, much of that rice does not reach the Japanese consumer due to Japan’s import policies and anticompetitive practices. Full story
  • Rice bags stacked to ceiling in warehouse, workers transport more bags using dolly Vietnamese Officials Visit USA Rice to Talk Trade

    Aug 19, 2019

    The president of the Viet Nam Food Association (VFA), Viet Nam’s Minister Counselor of Trade from their embassy here, and other staff visited USA Rice earlier this month to discuss developments in rice production and trading activities. Full story