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

  • Where will it go from here The Trump Effect on Trade

    Jul 13, 2018

    The last several months in international trade have been unpredictable and often contentious as many of the U.S.’s largest trading partners react to the Trump Administration’s recent tariffs. As the U.S. exports 50 percent of its rice crop each year, any disruption in trade has a major impact on the profitability and viability of farmers, millers, merchants, and others in the U.S. rice industry. Full story
  • Rice: A Matter of National Security in Panama

    Jun 11, 2018

    Rice trade with Panama has been on a roller coaster ride since the beginning of this year as the country’s political agenda is spilling over into the marketplace. Full story
  • Technically speaking U.S. and Taiwan Work Toward Consistent Grading Standards

    Jun 07, 2018

    Representatives from the U.S. and Taiwan rice industries met for two days last month to discuss a range of technical issues influencing rice trade. The major concern on the table at this year’s meeting was the issue of grading standards. Full story