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Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo

AGOA Status: The Republic of Congo (ROC) is eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and ROC have a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT). It was signed in 1990 and entered into force in 1994.

U.S.-Republic of Congo Trade Facts

Congo is currently our 92nd largest goods trading partner with $1.4 billion in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $225 million; Goods imports totaled $1.2 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo was $941 million in 2013.

Exports

Congo was the United States' 134th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Congo in 2013 were $225 million, down 5.1% from 2012.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Machinery ($71 million), Meat (poultry) ($39 million), Optic and Medical Instruments ($17 million), Electrical Machinery ($16 million).

Imports

Congo was the United States' 74th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Congo totaled $1.2 billion in 2013, a 21.6% decrease from 2012.

The top import category (2-digit HS) for 2013 was Mineral Fuel (oil) ($1.1 billion).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo was $941 in 2013, a 24.8% decrease from 2012.