AGOA Status: Rwanda is eligible for AGOA this year. AGOA apparel benefits suspended by POTUS effective July 31, 2018.

Trade Agreements: The U.S.-Rwanda Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) was entered into force in January 2012. The negotiations toward the BIT were launched in 2007 as one outcome of the consultations under the 2006 United States-Rwanda Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). The most recent U.S.-Rwanda TIFA Council meeting was held in Washington in December, 2011.

The U.S. also signed Trade and Investment Framework Agreements (TIFA) with the East African Community (EAC) in 2008, and with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) in 2001. Rwanda is a member of both regional organizations.

Rwanda Trade Summary

U.S. goods exports to Rwanda in 2022 were $65 million, up 30.6 percent ($15 million) from 2021 and up 113 percent from 2012. U.S. goods imports from Rwanda totaled $57 million in 2022, up 82.9 percent ($26 million) from 2021, and up 73 percent from 2012.  The U.S. goods trade surplus with Rwanda was $8 million in 2022, a 58.5 percent decrease ($11 million) over 2021.

NOTE: No services trade data with Rwanda are available.