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Swaziland

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AGOA Status: Swaziland is eligible for AGOA this year but its eligibility was recently withdrawn, effective January 1, 2015.

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.

Swaziland is also a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the U.S. in 2001.

U.S.-Swaziland Trade Facts

Swaziland is currently our 173rd largest goods trading partner with $82 million in total (exports plus imports) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $23 million; Goods imports totaled $59 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Swaziland was $36 million in 2013.

Exports

Swaziland was the United States' 185th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Swaziland in 2013 were $23 million, down 42.8% from 2012.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Oils/Perfumery ($4 million), Machinery ($3 million), Chemical Products ($2 million), Special Class Products ($2 million), Electric Machinery ($2 million), and Works of Art ($1 million).

Imports

Swaziland was the United States' 136th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Swaziland totaled $59 million in 2013, an 11.6% decrease from 2012.

The top import categories (2-digit HS) for 2013 were: Knit Apparel ($30 million), Woven Apparel ($20 million), and Prep Vegetables/Fruit ($5 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. goods trade deficit with Swaziland was $36 million in 2013, 35.8% more than in 2012.

Ambassador Marantis Visits Swaziland

Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis visited Swaziland on February 11-12, 2010. Read the blogs regarding his visit below.

Ambassador Marantis Talks Trade and Development in Swaziland

Ambassador Marantis Concludes Visit to Swaziland