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

  • Iraq flag in shape of the country Congress Rallies to Push for Iraqi Tender for U.S. Rice

    May 15, 2019

    Over the weekend, the government of Iraq issued a tender for 30,000 MT of U.S. rice, however the timing and schedule proposed by the tender made it almost impossible to successfully fill according to analysts. USA Rice reached out to allies on Capitol Hill for assistance and the response was overwhelming, immediate, and effective. Full story
  • Two men wearing business suits on left and a woman with a large taupe purse stand shoulder to shoulder in front of American flag USA Rice Meets with Ag Secretary Perdue in Japan

    May 14, 2019

    Earlier this week, the USA Rice representative in Japan, Yumi Kojima, and Steve Vargas of Sun Valley Rice, who serves as vice-chair of the USA Rice International Promotion Committee, had the opportunity to meet with Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue at a reception in Toyko. Full story
  • 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