Free Trade Agreements


*All information below is derived from the official U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration

ITA-EmblemFree Trade Agreements (FTAs) have proved to be one of the best ways to open up foreign markets to U.S. exporters. Trade Agreements reduce barriers to U.S. exports, and protect U.S. interests and enhance the rule of law in the FTA partner country. The reduction of trade barriers and the creation of a more stable and transparent trading and investment environment make it easier and cheaper for U.S. companies to export their products and services to trading partner markets. In 2015, 47 percent of U.S. goods exports went to FTA partner countries. U.S. merchandise exports to the 20 FTA partners with agreements in force totaled $710 billion. The United States also enjoyed a trade surplus in manufactured goods with our FTA partners totaling $12 billion in 2015.

With which countries does the United States have an FTA?

As of January 1, 2015, the United States has 14 FTAs in force with 20 countries.

U.S. FTA Partner Countries


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