Expanded access for U.S. rice exports to Colombia announced

By Delta Farm Press & USDA

An agreement has been reached with the government of Colombia to allow for expanded market access for U.S. exports of paddy rice.

A previous agreement in 2012 between both countries 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 beyond the single port of Barranquilla, which was the only port previously open to U.S. exporters.