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AGOA Status: Tanzania is eligible for African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) benefits this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.

Trade Agreements: The U.S. 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. Tanzania is a member of both the EAC and COMESA regional organizations. USTR’s Africa Office is also leading U.S. efforts to forge a new trade and investment partnership with the East African Community. 

U.S. - Tanzania Trade Facts

Tanzania is currently our 131st largest goods trading partner with $306 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $158 million; goods imports totaled $148 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Tanzania was $9 million in 2016.

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Tanzania supported an estimated 9 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available). 

Exports

  • Tanzania was the United States' 134th largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Tanzania in 2016 were $158 million, down 8.8% ($15 million) from 2015 and down 1.9% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: machinery ($44 million), miscellaneous textile articles ($14 million), cereals (wheat) ($14 million), milling products ($9 million), and aircraft ($9 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Tanzania totaled $36 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: wheat ($14 million), pulses ($3 million), vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($3 million), poultry meat & prods. (ex. eggs) ($2 million), and condiments & sauces ($1 million). 

Imports

  • Tanzania was the United States' 112th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Tanzania totaled $148 million in 2016, up 41.5% ($44 million) from 2015, and up 329.5% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($73 million), knit apparel ($28 million), coffee, tea & spice (coffee) ($20 million), woven apparel ($9 million), and edible fruit & nuts (cashews)  ($5 million).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Tanzania totaled $31 million in 2016. Leading categories include: coffee, unroasted ($20 million), tree nuts ($5 million), cocoa beans ($815 thousand), planting seeds ($255 thousand), and tea, incl herb ($199 thousand). 

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Tanzania was $9 million in 2016, a 86.6% decrease ($59 million) over 2015. 

Investment

  • Data on U.S. FDI in Tajikistan are unavailable. 

  • No data on Tajikistan's FDI in the U.S. are available. 

NOTE: No services trade data with Tanzania are available.