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

  • Man wearing burgundy suit and bowler hat juggles three red balls A “Retreat from Commitments” Leads to a Quick Jump in U.S. Import Duties on China

    May 10, 2019

    It took only days for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to follow through on President Trump’s weekend tweet expressing frustration over apparent backsliding by China after months of trade negotiations, to increase U.S. duties today on $200 billion of imports from China, including rice. Full story
  • Large group gathered in conference room, seated at tables in U-shape, garish maroon, gray, white, and black rug dominates the photo USA Rice Continues Dialog with Fecarroz

    May 06, 2019

    Last week, USA Rice met with the Central America Rice Federation (Fecarroz) for the third time to discuss the Central America-Dominican Republic-USA free trade agreement (CAFTA-DR). Full story
  • Two men wearing sport coats sit at table with gavel shaking hands, portrait photo gallery in background Trade at Top of Agenda for Arkansas Rice Leadership

    Apr 29, 2019

    Leadership of Arkansas’ rice industry engaged in a wide-ranging discussion with the Trump Administration’s Chief Agriculture Negotiator here last week. Ambassador Gregg Doud spoke before Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Farm Policy Summit and then met with leadership from the state's rice producers, millers, and Arkansas Rice Federation. Full story