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

  • British Prime Minister Theresa May waves goodbye Is the U.K. In or Out? Implications for U.S. Rice

    Mar 28, 2019

    Each day brings a new twist on Brexit and when and how the United Kingdom will exit the European Union. While that drama plays out, U.S. rice exporters have customers to serve in what has been a single market since 1973 and looks to continue to be one, but for how long is anyone’s guess. Full story
  • Wooden gavel covers piece of paper with text "Cease And Desist" atop stack of manila files USA Rice Demands End to False Labeling in Puerto Rico

    Mar 26, 2019

    USA Rice sent a cease and desist letter yesterday to Pan American Grain demanding that the company stop its deceptive practices concerning the marking and sales of imported Chinese rice on the U.S. Commonwealth, an important market for U.S. medium grain. Full story
  • David Douglas Duncan black & white photo of Picasso wearing paper bird mask Puerto Rico Rice Shipper Fined for False Advertising

    Mar 19, 2019

    Last week, the Department of Consumer Affairs of Puerto Rico (DACO) issued a $10,000 fine against Pan American Grain for violating the Deceptive Practices and Ads Regulation in the rice packaging they sell in Puerto Rico. The company was guilty of deceiving consumers by claiming place of origin on 20-pound bags of medium grain rice was the U.S. when the origin actually was China. Full story