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AGOA Status: Botswana is eligible for AGOA this year. It also qualifies for textile and apparel benefits.
Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU), which includes Botswana, 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.
U.S.-Botswana Trade Facts
Botswana is currently our 116th largest goods trading partner with $543 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2018. Goods exports totaled $82 million; goods imports totaled $461 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Botswana was $379 million in 2016.
According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Botswana supported an estimated 84 jobs in 2015 (latest data available).
Botswana was the United States' 158th largest goods export market in 2018.
U.S. goods exports to Botswana in 2018 were $82 million, down 12.0% ($11 million) from 2017 but up 31.7% from 2008.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: aircraft ($37 million), special other (low value estimates) ($19 million), precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($8 million), machinery ($6 million), and electrical machinery ($5 million).
U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Botswana totaled $51 thousand in 2018
Botswana was the United States' 96th largest supplier of goods imports in 2018.
U.S. goods imports from Botswana totaled $461 million in 2018, down 40.4% ($312 million) from 2017, but up 111% from 2008.
The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2018 were: precious metal and stone (diamnonds) ($460 million), special other (returns) ($222 thousand), electrical machinery ($74 thousand), special other (low value estimates) ($59 thousand), and machinery ($48 thousand).
U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Botswana totaled $8 thousand in 2018.
The U.S. goods trade deficit with Botswana was $379 million in 2018, a 44.2% decrease ($301 million) over 2017.
Data on U.S. FDI in Botswana are unavailable. There is no information on the distribution of U.S. FDI in Botswana.
No data on Botswana's FDI in the U.S. are available. There is no information on the distribution of Botswana FDI in the U.S.
NOTE: No services trade data with Botswana are available.