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AGOA Status: Mauritius is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and Mauritius signed a Trade & Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) in 2006. The third U.S.-Mauritian TIFA Council Meeting was held in April 2009. Later that year, the United States and Mauritius launched bilateral investment treaty negotiations.

Mauritius is also a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which also has a TIFA with the U.S.

U.S.-Mauritius Trade Facts

Mauritius is currently our 129th largest goods trading partner with $381 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $42 million; Goods imports totaled $339 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mauritius was $296 million in 2013.

Exports

Mauritius was the United States' 172nd largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Mauritius in 2011 were $46 million, up 14.8% ($6 million) from 2010.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2011 were: Machinery ($10 million), Electrical Machinery ($5 million), Precious Stones (jewelry) ($5 million), Plastic ($5 million), and Optic and Medical Instruments ($2 million).

U.S. agricultural exports in 2011 to Mauritius were $4 million.

Exports

Mauritius was the United States' 113th largest supplier of goods imports in 2011.

U.S. goods exports to Mauritius in 2013 were $42 million, down 56% ($54 million) from 2012.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Machinery ($12 million), Fish and Seafood ($3 million), Plastic ($3 million), Electrical Machinery ($3 million), and Optic and Medical Instruments ($3 million).

U.S. agricultural exports in 2013 to Mauritius were $3 million.

Imports

Mauritius was the United States' 102nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Mauritius totaled $339 million in 2013, a 30.1% increase ($78 million) from 2012.

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Woven Apparel ($171 million), Precious Stones (diamonds) ($71 million), Prepared Meat and Fish (tuna) ($43 million), Knit Apparel ($20 million), and Live Animals ($8 million).

U.S. agricultural imports in 2013 from Mauritius were $7 million.

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mauritius was $296 million in 2013, an 80.5% increase ($132 million) from 2012.

Investment

U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mauritius (stock) was $7.1 billion in 2012 (latest data available), down 2.5% from 2011.

There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Mauritius.

Mauritius FDI in the United States (stock) was $3.4 billion in 2012 (latest data available), up 14.1% from 2011.

There is no information on the distribution of Mauritius’s FDI in the United States.

The distribution of Mauritius’s FDI in the United States is not available in 2009.


*NOTE: No services trade data with Mauritius is available.

4/17/14