AGOA Status: Burundi is eligible for AGOA this year.
Trade Agreements: The U.S. signed Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFA) with the East African Community (EAC) in 2008, and with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in 2001. Burundi is a member of both regional organizations. USTR’s Africa Office is also leading U.S. efforts to forge a new trade and investment partnership with the East African Community.
U.S.-Burundi Trade Facts
Burundi is currently our 186th largest goods trading partner with $42 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2011.
Burundi was the United States' 181st largest goods export market in 2011.
U.S. goods exports to Burundi in 2011 were $33 million, up 128% from 2010.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2011 were: Iron and Steel Products ($7 million), Baking Related ($4 million), Pharmaceutical Products ($4 million), Cereals (wheat) ($4 million), and Furniture and Bedding ($4 million).
Burundi was the United States' 165th largest supplier of goods imports in 2011.
U.S. goods imports from Burundi totaled $10 million in 2011, a 185% increase from 2010.
The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2011 were: Spices, Coffee, and Tea (coffee) ($9.5 million), 99% of total imports from Burundi.
The U.S. goods trade surplus with Burundi was $23 million in 2011, a 111% increase from 2010.