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Seychelles

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AGOA Status: Seychelles is eligible for AGOA this year.

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

U.S.-Seychelles Trade Facts

Seychelles is currently our 197th largest goods trading partner with $20 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2012. Goods exports totaled $15 million; Goods imports totaled $5 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Seychelles was $10 million in 2012.

Exports

Seychelles was the United States' 197th largest goods export market in 2011.

U.S. goods exports to Seychelles in 2012 were $15 million, up 15.0% from 2011.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Aircraft ($7 million), Machinery ($2 million), Optic and Medical Instruments ($1 million), Ships and Boats ($1 million), and Electrical Machinery ($970 thousand).

Imports

Seychelles was the United States' 182nd largest supplier of goods imports in 2012.

U.S. goods imports from Seychelles totaled $5 million in 2012, a 25.9% decrease from 2011.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2012 were: Optic and Medical Instruments ($2 million), Special Other (returns) ($1 million), Electrical Machinery ($330 thousand), Fish and Seafood ($192 thousand), and Special Other (low value shipments) ($90 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Seychelles was $10 million in 2012, 53.1% more than in 2011.