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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 99th largest goods trading partner with $865 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $93 million; goods imports totaled $772 million. The U.S. goods trade deficit with Botswana was $679 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' 147th largest goods export market in 2017.
U.S. goods exports to Botswana in 2017 were $93 million, up 119.3% ($51 million) from 2016 and up 72.8% from 2007.
The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: special other (low value estimates) ($40 million), railway vehicles/equipment ($29 million), aircraft ($8 million), precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($6 million), and machinery ($5 million)
U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Botswana totaled $77 thousand in 2017.
Botswana was the United States' 79th largest supplier of goods imports in 2017.
U.S. goods imports from Botswana totaled $772 million in 2017, up 77.9% ($338 million) from 2016, and up 312% from 2007.
The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2017 were: precious metal and stone (diamonds) ($769 million), special other (returns ($2 million), woven apparel ($991 thousand), glass and glassware ($213 thousand), and special other (low value estimates) ($71 thousand).
There were no agricultural products imported from Botswana in 2017.
The U.S. goods trade deficit with Botswana was $679 million in 2017, a 73.4% increase ($288 million) over 2016.
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.