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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 198th largest goods trading partner with $18 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $12 million; Goods imports totaled $6 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Seychelles was $6 million in 2013.

Exports

Seychelles was the United States' 196th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Seychelles in 2013 were $12 million, down 18.5% from 2012.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Machinery ($3 million), Electric machinery ($2 million), Aircraft ($1 million), Meat ($800 thousand).

Imports

Seychelles was the United States' 179th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Seychelles totaled $6 million in 2013, a 24% decrease from 2012.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Optic and Medical Instruments ($3 million), Special Other (returns) ($1 million), Meat, Fish ($793 thousand), Aluminum ($311 thousand).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade surplus with Seychelles was $6million in 2013, 37.7% less than in 2012.