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AGOA Status: Eswatini is eligible for AGOA this year. 

Trade Agreements: The U.S. and the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU), which includes Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), 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.

Eswatini is also a member of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), which signed a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the U.S. in 2001.

U.S. - Eswatini Trade Facts

Eswatini is currently our 182nd largest goods trading partner with $43 million in total (two way) goods trade during 2016. Goods exports totaled $26 million; goods imports totaled $17 million. The U.S. goods trade surplus with Eswatini was $9 million in 2016. 

According to the Department of Commerce, U.S. exports of goods to Eswatini supported an estimated 1 hundred jobs in 2015 (latest data available). 


  • Eswatini was the United States' 183rd largest goods export market in 2016.

  • U.S. goods exports to Eswatini in 2016 were $26 million, down 10.2% ($3 million) from 2015 but up 111.8% from 2006.  

  • The top export categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: electrical machinery ($3 million), perfumery, cosmetics ($2 million), aircraft ($2 million), machinery ($2 million), and special other ($2 million).

  • U.S. total exports of agricultural products to Eswatini totaled $6 million in 2016. Leading domestic export categories include: tree nuts ($2 million), pulses ($242 thousand), dairy products ($175 thousand), wine & beer ($104 thousand), and vegetable oils (ex. soybean) ($93 thousand). 


  • Eswatini was the United States' 159th largest supplier of goods imports in 2016.

  • U.S. goods imports from Eswatini totaled $17 million in 2016, down 21.0% ($5 million) from 2015, and down 89.1% from 2006.  

  • The top import categories (2-digit HS) in 2016 were: sugar ($10 million), machinery ($2 million), preserved food  ($902 thousand), woven apparel ($902 thousand), and special other ($651 thousand).

  • U.S. total imports of agricultural products from Eswatini totaled $11 million in 2016. The leading domestic export category is: raw beet & cane sugar ($10 million). 

Trade Balance

  • The U.S. goods trade surplus with Eswatini was $9 million in 2016, a 22.7% increase ($2 million) over 2015. 


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

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

NOTE: No services trade data with Eswatini are available.