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U.s Trade Agreements

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) came into force on January 1, 1994. NAFTA exports support more than three million U.S. jobs. In the first ten years of NAFTA, merchandise trade between the three countries more than doubled from some $293 billion in 1993 to nearly $627 billion in 2003. In 2016, merchandise trade between the United States and NAFTA`s two trading partners totaled nearly $800 billion. USTR NAFTA Page» Morocco Since the implementation of the U.S.-Morocco free trade agreement in January 2006, the United States has maintained a trade surplus with Morocco. In 2016, U.S. exports to Morocco increased 269 percent to $1.2 billion, while U.S. imports from Morocco were $788 million. USTR US-Morocco Page FTA» inevitably for two economies of this size with such a high volume of trade, the EU and the United States face a series of trade disputes dealt with by the WTO`s dispute settlement mechanism. All Trade Statistics of Foreign Trade – U.S.

Census Bureau. Israel The free trade agreement between the United States and Israel, our country`s first free trade agreement, came into force on September 1, 1985. Since the free trade agreement came into force, trade in two-lane goods with Israel has increased five-fold, from $4.7 billion in 1985 to more than $27 billion in 2016. USTR U.S.-Israel FTA Page» Answering frequent questions from U.S. exporters about the benefits of free trade agreements. The United States is a party to many free trade agreements around the world. Australia The U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement came into force on January 1, 2005. Since then, the United States has maintained a trade surplus of $9.3 billion in 2016. In the same year, the United States exported $16.6 billion worth of goods and imported $7.3 billion in Australian products.

USTR Australia FTA Page» contains the full text of all active binding agreements between the United States and its trading partners regarding manufactured products and services. Here is a list of the free trade agreements that include the United States. In parentheses, the abbreviation, if any, membership, unless indicated in advance, and the date of entry into force. Starting with the Theodore Roosevelt government, the United States has become an important player in international trade, particularly with its neighboring territories in the Caribbean and Latin America. Today, the United States has become a leader in the free trade movement and supports groups such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (later the World Trade Organization). [Citation required] The United States has free trade agreements with 20 countries. These free trade agreements are based on the WTO agreement, with broader and stronger disciplines than those of the WTO. 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-U.S. Free Trade Agreement, are multilateral agreements between several parties.

Jordan Since the implementation of the U.S.-Jordan Free Trade Agreement in December 2001, trade with two retailers between the United States and Jordan has increased by more than 350%, from US$568 million in 2001 to more than $2 billion in 2016. USTR U.S.-Jordan FTA Page» Bahrain Since its implementation in August 2006, the U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement has increased export opportunities for U.S. companies. U.S. exports to Bahrain, which totaled $652.3 million in 2016, have been consistently higher since the free trade agreement came into force. Trade in two-lane goods reached 1.2 billion euros in 2016, up 61% from 2005. USTR Bahrain FTA Page» Detailed descriptions and texts of many U.S. trade agreements can be accessed by the resource center on the left. Peru Trade Promotion Agreement