AGOA Status: Swaziland is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.
Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU), which includes Swaziland, signed a Trade, Investment, and Development Cooperative Agreement (TIDCA) in 2008. The TIDCA establishes a forum for consultative discussions, cooperative work, and possible agreements on a wide range of trade issues, with a special focus on customs and trade facilitation, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures, and trade and investment promotion.
U.S.-Swaziland Trade Facts
Swaziland is currently our 168th largest goods trading partner with $110 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2011.
Swaziland was the United States' 188th largest goods export market in 2011.
U.S. goods exports to Swaziland in 2011 were $20 million, down 14.2% from 2010.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2011 were: Machinery ($4 million), Art and Antiques ($3 million), Electrical Machinery ($3 million), Optic and Medical Instruments ($2 million), and Special Other (donated products) ($2 million).
Swaziland was the United States' 128th largest supplier of goods imports in 2011.
U.S. goods imports from Swaziland totaled $89 million in 2011, a 26.2% decrease from 2010.
The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2011 were: Knit Apparel ($41 million), Woven Apparel ($36 million), Organic Chemicals ($6 million), Preserved Food ($3 million), and Machinery ($2 million).
The U.S. goods trade deficit with Swaziland was $69 million in 2011, 29.2% more than in 2010.