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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 124th largest goods trading partner with $491 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2013. Goods exports totaled $420 million; Goods imports totaled $70 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Tanzania was $350 million in 2013.


Tanzania was the United States' 109th largest goods export market in 2013.

U.S. goods exports to Tanzania in 2013 were $420 million, up 71.3% ($175 million) from 2012, and up 549% from 2003.

The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2013 were: Aircraft ($104 million), Machinery ($67 million), Electrical Machinery ($55 million), Pharmaceutical Products ($33 million), and Miscellaneous Textile Articles ($27 million).

U.S. exports of agricultural products to Tanzania totaled $40 million in 2013. Leading category: wheat ($10 million).


Tanzania was the United States' 129th largest supplier of goods imports in 2013.

U.S. goods imports from Tanzania totaled $70 million in 2013, down 38.8% ($45 million) from 2012, but up 190.2 % from 2003.

The five largest import categories in 2013 were: Spices, Coffee and Tea (coffee) ($23 million), Precious Stones (gemstones) ($20 million), Knit Apparel ($10 million), Lac and Vegetable Saps (pectates) ($5 million), and Miscellaneous Grain, Seed, Fruit (seaweeds) ($3 million).

U.S. imports of agricultural products from Tanzania totaled $32 million in 2013. Leading category: coffee (unroasted) ($22 million).

Trade Balance

The U.S. good trade surplus with Tanzania was $350 million in 2013, a 168.1% increase ($219 million) over 2012.


U.S. foreign direct investment (FDI) in Tanzania (stock) was $319 million in 2012 (latest data available).

There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Tanzania.

There was no Tanzania FDI in the United States (stock) in 2012.

There is no information on distribution of Tanzania FDI in U.S.

*NOTE: No services trade data with Tanzania is available.