Trade

NGFA Trade Priorities

NGFA is focused on expanding markets.

The NGFA supports a proactive U.S. trade agenda focused on expanding market access and fostering the use of science-based health and safety rules to create additional market opportunities for U.S. grains, oilseeds and value-added exports. 

 Download NGFA’s trade priorities here.

*More than 95 percent of the sector’s customers live outside America’s borders, and that’s where growth opportunities lie.

*U.S. agricultural exports have enjoyed an expansion built upon a 50-year trend of increasing productivity of America’s farmers, ranchers, agribusinesses and our transportation infrastructure.

*In 2015 alone, U.S. agricultural export value exceeded $130 billion, supported at least 1.1 million U.S. jobs and created $423 billion in U.S. economic activity.

 

na-mapNorth American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

The biggest immediate priority for the NGFA and many other food and agricultural organizations is to engage quickly and constructively with the new Trump administration on the path forward on trade.

Read the Jan. 23 letter to President Donald Trump regarding negotiations to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

 

Asia-Pacific Regionap-map

While the U.S. has formally withdrawn from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Asia Pacific region remains the world’s largest, rapidly growing market for food and agriculture products.

Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership currently account for up to 42 percent of all U.S. agricultural exports, totaling $63 billion. NGFA will work with the new administration to advance U.S. interests in this vital region so that our producers do not fall behind our competitors.

Read the Feb. 7 letter to President Donald Trump regarding efforts to expand trade in the Asia-Pacific region.