U.S. Free Trade Agreements

Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) can help your company to enter and compete more easily in the global marketplace. Trade agreements help level the international playing field and encourage foreign governments to adopt open and transparent rulemaking procedures, as well as non-discriminatory laws and regulations. FTAs help strengthen business climates by eliminating or reducing tariff rates, improving intellectual property regulations, opening government procurement opportunities, easing investment rules, and much more.

FTAs can also be a catalyst for accelerating economic growth by allowing greater competition, encouraging the formation of international partnerships, and by greatly liberalizing many industries. Most FTAs include specific obligations in the areas of intellectual property, services, investment, and telecommunications, as well as providing for groundbreaking cooperation in promoting labor rights and the environment.

Learn how your company can benefit from FTAs today! Country-specific FTA information is available by clicking on a country of interest on the right in the “Main Topics” box.

Free Trade Agreement Chart on the Importance of FTA Countries to U.S. Exports - a link to the text version describing what is displayed by the chart has been provided.

Importance of FTA Countries to U.S. Exports