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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 192nd largest goods trading partner with $25 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2012. Goods exports totaled $20 million; Goods imports totaled $5 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Burundi was $15 million in 2012.


Burundi was the United States' 190th largest goods export market in 2012.

U.S. goods exports to Burundi in 2012 were $20 million, down 39.2% from 2011.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Pharmaceutical Products ($7 million), Baking Related ($3 million), Miscellaneous Textile Articles ($2 million), Iron and Steel Products ($1 million), and Cereals ($1 million).


Burundi was the United States' 180th largest supplier of goods imports in 2012.

U.S. goods imports from Burundi totaled $5 million in 2012, a 49.7% decrease from 2012.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Spices, Coffee and Tea (tea) ($5 million), Electrical Machinery ($18 thousand), Special Other (returns) ($16 thousand), Art and Antiques ($15 thousand), and Machinery ($13 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Burundi was $15 million in 2012, 34.9% less than in 2011.