American Trade Agreements

The United States has free trade agreements (SAAs) with 20 countries. These free trade agreements are based on the WTO agreement, with broader and stronger disciplines than the WTO agreement. Many of our free trade agreements are bilateral agreements between two governments. But some, such as the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement, are multilateral agreements between several parties. Why would you take care of it? The United States has negotiated trade agreements with 20 countries to facilitate the flow of goods across the border where your customer is located. Access to the benefits of a free trade agreement means giving yourself a competitive advantage. Another important type of trade agreement is the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement. The United States is a party to many free trade agreements (SAAs) around the world. The USTR is the primary responsibility for managing U.S. trade agreements. These include our trading partners` monitoring of the implementation of trade agreements with the United States, enforcing America`s rights under those agreements, and negotiating and signing trade agreements that advance the President`s trade policy. Detailed descriptions and texts of many U.S.

trade agreements can be found via the resource center on the left. Here is a list of free trade agreements involving the United States…