Learn About Trade

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These two backgrounders are intended to help farmers and others understand the current trade policy landscape and the structure and function of trade policy institutions.

Backgrounder: U.S. Trade Tools And Key Issues In Trade Policy, published by USGC in October 2021

Backgrounder: The Essential Guide To U.S. Trade, published by USGC in July 2019

Intro To Trade Links

Ag and Trade Overview from  USDA’s FAS

Washington International Trade Association (WITA) Trade Policy Guide

U.S. Trade Concepts, Performance, and Policy: Frequently Asked Questions from the Congressional Research Service

20 Years of Development In Trade Policy – FarmDocDaily

Farm Foundation on Trade – Main Page

Hinrich Foundation/National Press Club Foundation Webinar On Food Supply Chains/COVID-19 Impacts

Data Sets

Food System Dashboard – Johns Hopkins University and The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition

USGC Market Profiles – Online

USGC Market Profiles – Printable Handouts

Trade’s Economic Impact

What if all tariffs on ag goods went away? Summary of USDA/ERS Study

Feeding the Economy – Answering the Question: “What Is the Food and Ag Industries’ Impact In Your Community?”

Fed By Trade Coalition (Cargill)

Trade And American Jobs – BRT 

Chamber of Commerce State-By-State Analysis

Ball State Study on Trade and Manufacturing 

About Agreements And Markets

Design of Trade Agreements

National Trade Estimates – USTR (Country by Country Profiles)

World Trade Organization Disciplines On U.S. Ag Support – FAS 

Specific Topics In Trade

Congressional Research Service Guide To Countervailing Duties

Podcasts on Trade

Trade Guys – CSIS

Trade Matters – Yeutter Institute 

Trade Talks – Peterson Institute for International Economics 

Dollar and Sense – Brookings Institution 

Trade Craft Podcast 

China Business Minute 

Additional Resources on China

Text of U.S./China Economic and Trade Agreement – USTR

Fact Sheets on U.S./China Economic and Trade Agreement – USTR

Peterson Institute For International Economics: U.S.-China Phase One Tracker

U.S. China Business Council 

State-By-State Economic Impact Of Trade With China (U.S. China Business Council) 

Additional Resources on EU

AmCham EU: The Transatlantic Economy 2020

Additional Resources on Japan

U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Details By Commodity, USDA/Japan

Additional Resources on NAFTA/USMCA

USMCA Coalition 

USMCA State Factsheets from USTR

USMCA Industry-Specific Factsheets from USTR

USMCA Timeline from Politico

Farm Bureau – NAFTA By Commodity and By State In 2016

Business Roundtable NAFTA State-By-State Facts

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Report On NAFTA

How States Would Be Impacted By NAFTA Withdrawal – U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Farmers for Free Trade (FFT) Report On NAFTA Withdrawal Tax

Peterson Institute for International Economics Analysis of Potential NAFTA Withdrawal

Coalitions With Information About Trade

Farmers for Free Trade – click here