Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Trade With Mauritius

The Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Africa is holding talks with the Mauritian government about ways to improve trade and investment. When I saw this story I thought, how much trade can the U.S. have with the the Island of Mauritius? Quite a bit, as it turns out.  
According to Us official figures, total two-way trade between Mauritius and the United States was valued at $227.7 million in 2008 and US exports to Mauritius were valued at $51.3 million, a 3 percent increase
Not only that, but the U.S. has direct investments of $2.9 billion in the island. So it appears that our trade representative's meeting is much more significant than I had originally thought.

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