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Bilateral Economic Relations

Bilateral Economic Relations

Including American Samoa, the United States is Samoa’s largest export market, accounting for nearly 50% of Samoan exports. Approximately 10% of Samoa’s imports come from the United States. Remittances from Samoans living in the United States, including American Samoa, contribute substantially to Samoa’s economy and a significant number of Samoans are employed in the U.S. tuna canning industry based in American Samoa.

The United States seeks to encourage greater cooperation with Samoa on economic and trade issues while promoting U.S. exports to Samoa, reducing barriers to U.S. goods and services, and protecting the interests of U.S. investors.