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

  • Four men wearing ballcaps listen to woman explaining rice sorter during mill tour, Sun Valley Rice CA Turkish Trade Delegation Meets U.S. Rice Industry Face-to-Face

    Nov 05, 2019

    Last week, three senior members of the Turkish Grain Board (TMO), along with an Ankara-based USDA agriculture specialist, visited California and Arkansas rice country on a reverse trade mission aiming to reestablish the once-robust Turkish export market. Full story
  • People wearing headphones sit around conference table, green Think Rice logo prominent on video screen in room Meeting with Iraqi Ministry of Trade Yields Fruitful Discussion

    Oct 30, 2019

    Yesterday, USA Rice hosted eight officials from Iraq’s Ministry of Trade for a presentation on the quality and reliability of U.S. rice. The delegation will be in the U.S. for nearly three weeks as part of the Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program. Full story
  • Boot kicking can that says "Brexit" down a leaf-strewn road The EU and UK Punt Brexit: Fourth Time’s the Charm?

    Oct 28, 2019

    Last week, the United Kingdom’s parliament delivered a blow to Prime Minister Boris Johnson by forcing the pro-Brexit leader to request yet another extension, this one for 90 days, prior to separation from the European Union. Today, EU ambassadors signed off on the UK’s request for an extension, punting the hard-split date from October 31, 2019 to January 31, 2020. Full story