Trade policy can help reduce the costs of getting wheat from U.S. farmers to their customers around the world. Too often, regulatory and trade policies distort wheat markets and drive up costs for wheat farmers, handlers, processors or consumers. This is particularly troublesome when these actions violate a country’s trade commitments. That is why U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) actively works with the United States and other governments around the world 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 implemented properly;
- Promoting rules on human and environmental health that are scientifically sound, based on appropriate risk assessments, and managed in a way that avoids distorting trade;
- Supporting the efficient use of wheat in U.S. international food assistance programs.
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