International Trade


Exports add significantly to the bottom line of each U.S. pork producer. U.S. exports of pork and pork products totaled 2.18 million metric tons in 2014, representing about 27 percent of production and adding more than $63 to the value for each hog marketed. In 2014, U.S. pork exports were valued at a record-breaking $6.67 billion, up from $394 million in 1989 when the U.S.-Canada Free Trade Agreement was implemented. Gaining and expanding access to markets through free trade agreements and is paramount to the continued success of the U.S. pork industry. To learn more about the benefits of trade to the U.S. pork industry, visit: Benefits of Expanding U.S. Pork Exports.


Trans-Pacific Partnership
Country of Origin Labeling (COOL)
Trade Promotion Authority (TPA)
Transatlantic Trade Negotiations
Bilateral Pork Trade Issues
Trade Resources