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Burundi

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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 193rd largest goods trading partner with $21 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $17 million; Goods imports totaled $4 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Burundi was $12 million in 2013.

Exports

Burundi was the United States' 193rd largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Burundi in 2013 were $17 million, down 16.1% from 2012.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Pharmaceutical Products ($4 million), Machinery ($4 million), Cereals ($2 million), Baking Related Goods (1 million).

Imports

Burundi was the United States' 182nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Burundi totaled $4 million in 2013, a 10.6% decrease from 2012.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Spices, Coffee and Tea (tea) ($4 million), Optic, Photo, Medic or Surgical Instruments ($134 thousand), Machinery ($32 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Burundi was $12 million in 2013, 17.8% less than in 2012.