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

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

U.S.-Sudan Trade Facts

Sudan is currently our 181st largest goods trading partner with $62 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2011. Goods exports totaled $56 million; Goods imports totaled $7 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sudan was $49 million in 2012.


Sudan was the United States' 165th largest goods export market in 2012.

U.S. goods exports to Sudan in 2012 were $56 million, down 25.7% from 2011.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Cereals (grain) ($30 million), Machinery ($6 million), Vegetables (lentils) ($4 million), Fats and Oils ($3 million), and Electrical Machinery ($3 million).


Sudan was the United States' 177th largest supplier of goods imports in 2012.

U.S. goods imports from Sudan totaled $7 million in 2012, a 37.0% decrease from 2011.

The top import category (2-digit HS) for 2012 was: Vegetable Sap Extract (gum arabic) ($7 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Sudan was $49 million in 2012, 23.9% less than in 2011.