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Trade between the U.S. and East African Community countries continues to grow

Published on March 19, 2015

Recent trends indicate growing trade relations between East African Community countries and the U.S. with trade flows both ways recording gains in the last year. According to export.gov's TradeStats Express data, total trade value (imports and exports) between the U.S. and the East African Community countries grew by 78 percent between 2012 and 2014 from about $1.54 billion to $2.75 billion, U.S. exports to East African Community countries grew 108 percent in that period while U.S. imports from East African Community countries grew 29 percent.

 US-EAC_trade_2012-2014.pngDo you have a U.S.-based company looking to export to the East African Community? Export.gov in Kenya can help.

Export.gov also provides support to traders in the East African region who are looking to import products from the United State for sale locally.

If you are already working with a U.S.-based trading partner, export.gov can help facilitate trading through their various programs to support firms with sales and marketing, finance, logistics, compliance with regulations and overcoming trade barriers.

Find out more about export.gov for East Africa, here.