U.S. free trade agreements address a wide range of activities carried out by foreign governments that impact your business: reduced tariffs, better intellectual property protection, greater contribution by U.S. exporters to the development of product standards for FTA partner countries, fair treatment for U.S. investors, and improved opportunities for U.S. businesses. U.S. public procurement and services companies. Why would you take care of it? The United States has negotiated trade agreements with 20 countries to facilitate the flow of goods across the border where your customer is located. Access to the benefits of a free trade agreement means giving yourself a competitive advantage.