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 138th largest goods trading partner with $296 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2011. Goods exports totaled $46 million; Goods imports totaled $250 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mauritius was $204 million in 2011.
Mauritius was the United States' 170th largest goods export market in 2011.
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.
Mauritius was the United States' 113th largest supplier of goods imports in 2011.
U.S. goods imports from Mauritius totaled $250 million in 2011, a 27.5% increase ($54 million) from 2010.
The five largest import categories in 2011 were: Woven Apparel ($139 million), Precious Stones (diamonds) ($36 million), Prepared Meat and Fish (tuna) ($22 million), Knit Apparel ($17 million), and Live Animals (primates) ($10 million).
U.S. agricultural imports in 2011 from Mauritius were $9 million.
The U.S. goods trade deficit with Mauritius was $204 million in 2011, a 30.7% decrease ($48 million) from 2010.
U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mauritius (stock) was $7.2 billion in 2010 (latest data available), up 77.7% from 2009.
There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Mauritius in 2009.
Mauritius FDI in the United States (stock) was not available in 2010 (latest data available), (it was $295 million in 2009).
The distribution of Mauritius’s FDI in the United States is not available in 2009.