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The United States and Papua New Guinea meet bilaterally and through our mutual membership in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Our engagement on trade is based on an exchange of letters concluded in 2013. For information on upcoming U.S. meetings with Papua New Guinea, see the Calendar of Events page.
The United States had a trade surplus with Papua New Guinea totaling $35 million in 2016. U.S. goods exports to Papua New Guinea totaled $127 million in 2016 and U.S. goods imports totaled $92 million. Key U.S. exports included machinery and mechanical appliances, cereals, and aircraft. The stock of U.S. foreign direct investment in Papua New Guinea was $236 million in 2015 (latest data available).