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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 88th largest goods trading partner with $1.7 billion in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2011. Goods exports totaled $237 million; Goods imports totaled $1.5 billion. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo was $1.3 billion in 2012.

Exports

Congo was the United States' 125th largest goods export market in 2012.

U.S. goods exports to Congo in 2012 were $237 million, up 4.5% from 2011.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Machinery ($83 million), Meat (poultry) ($51 million), Electrical Machinery ($18 million), Optic and Medical Instruments ($14 million) and Vehicles ($12 million).

Imports

Congo was the United States' 73rd largest supplier of goods imports in 2012.

U.S. goods imports from Congo totaled $1.5 billion in 2012, a 39% decrease from 2011.

The top import category (2-digit HS) for 2012 was Mineral Fuel (oil) ($1.5 billion).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo was $1.3 billion in 2012, a 42.9% decrease from 2011.