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Republic of Congo
AGOA Status: The Republic of Congo (ROC) is eligible for AGOA this year.
Trade Agreements: The U.S. and ROC have a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT). It was signed in 1990 and entered into force in 1994.
U.S.-Republic of Congo Trade Facts
Congo (Brazzaville) is currently our 140th largest goods trading partner with $246 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2017. Goods exports totaled $117 million; goods imports totaled $128 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $11 million in 2017.
According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Congo (Brazzaville) supported an estimated 1 thousand jobs in 2015 (latest data available).
Congo (Brazzaville) was the United States' 141st largest goods export market in 2017.
U.S. goods exports to Congo (Brazzaville) in 2017 were $117 million, down 10.3% ($14 million) from 2016 and down 16.2% from 2007.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: meat ( ) ($47 million), machinery ($17 million), ships and boats ($15 million), electrical machinery ($8 million), and iron and steel products ($4 million).
U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $49 million in 2017. Leading domestic export categories include: poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($46 million), condiments & sauces ($1 million), pork & pork products ($348 thousand), beef & beef products ($241 thousand), and rice ($131 thousand).
Congo (Brazzaville) was the United States' 116th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.
U.S. goods imports from Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $128 million in 2017, down 2.9% ($4 million) from 2016, and down 95.8% from 2007.
The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: mineral fuels ($103 million), wood and wood products ($14 million), machinery ($3 million), special other (returns) ($3 million), and precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($2 million).
U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Congo (Brazzaville) totaled $1 million in 2017.
- The U.S. goods trade deficit with Congo (Brazzaville) was $11 million in 2017, a 812.2% increase ($10 million) over 2016.
U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Congo (Brazzaville) (stock) was $230 million in 2017, a 0.4% decrease from 2016. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Congo (Brazzaville).
No data on Congo (Brazzaville)'s FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Congo (Brazzaville) FDI in the U.S.
NOTE: No services trade data with Congo (Brazzaville) are available.