Trade policy can help reduce the costs of getting wheat from U.S. farmers to their customers worldwide. Too often, regulatory and trade policies distort wheat markets and drive-up costs for the entire supply chain, including end-user customers. This is particularly troublesome when these actions violate a country’s trade commitments. That is why U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) actively works with U.S. officials and other governments worldwide to minimize these policy costs and promote rules-based free trade.
Areas of policy work include:
- Providing input on trade negotiations to improve market access;
- Monitoring existing trade agreements to ensure rules are correctly implemented;
- Promoting human and environmental health regulations that are scientifically sound, based on appropriate risk assessments, and managed in ways that avoid distorting trade;
- Supporting the efficient use of wheat in U.S. international food assistance programs.