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Eritrea

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AGOA Status: Eritrea is not eligible for AGOA this year.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which includes Eritrea, signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 2001.

U.S.-Eritrea Trade Facts

Eritrea is currently our 214th largest goods trading partner with $6 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2012. Goods exports totaled $6 million; Goods imports totaled $200 thousand. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Eritrea was $6 million in 2012.

Exports

Eritrea was the United States' 207th largest goods export market in 2012.

U.S. goods exports to Eritrea in 2012 were $6 million, up 37.8% from 2011.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Machinery ($3 million), Vehicles ($1 million), and Special Other (low value shipments and donated products) ($406 thousand), Electrical Machinery ($376 thousand), and Miscellaneous Chemical Products ($326 thousand).

Imports

Eritrea was the United States' 217th largest supplier of goods imports in 2012.

U.S. goods imports from Eritrea totaled $200 thousand in 2012, a 42.4% increase from 2011.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Beverages ($100 thousand), Stone, Plaster and Cement ($28 thousand), Lac, Vegetable, Sap ($25 thousand), and Electrical Machinery ($20 thousand), and Machinery ($12 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Eritrea was $6 million in 2011, 37.6% more than in 2011.