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Agreement with Colombia allows expanded rice exports

New agreement lifts phytosanitary requirements and expands access beyond single port of Barranquilla.

U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and the U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer announced an agreement that has been reached with the government of Colombia to allow expanded market access for U.S. exports of paddy rice.

A previous agreement between the two countries in 2012 enabled exports of U.S. paddy rice to Colombia, but under strict and costly requirements related to phytosanitary concerns. The new agreement lifts these requirements and expands access b

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