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U.S. Relations With Liechtenstein


Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
Fact Sheet
July 24, 2013

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More information about Liechtenstein is available on the Liechtenstein Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.

U.S.-LIECHTENSTEIN RELATIONS

The United States established diplomatic relations with Liechtenstein in 1997. The good relations between the two countries are based on close commercial interactions and common support for democracy, human rights, and free markets. The United States and Liechtenstein have signed a mutual legal assistance treaty, focused largely on jointly combating money laundering and other illegal banking activities, and a tax information exchange agreement. The United States does not have an embassy in Liechtenstein, but the U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland is also accredited to Liechtenstein.

U.S. Assistance to Liechtenstein

The United States provides no development assistance to Liechtenstein.

Bilateral Economic Relations

Liechtenstein and Switzerland represent one mutual economic area with open borders between the two countries. European Free Trade Area countries, which include Liechtenstein and Switzerland, are significant markets for U.S. exporters and investors.

Liechtenstein's Membership in International Organizations

Liechtenstein and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and World Trade Organization.

Bilateral Representation

The position of U.S. Ambassador to Liechtenstein is currently vacant (resident in Switzerland); other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department's Key Officers List.

Liechtenstein maintains an embassy in the United States at 2900 K Street, NW, Suite 602B, Washington, DC 20007; tel. (202) 331-0590.

More information about Liechtenstein is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:

Department of State Liechtenstein Page
Department of State Key Officers List
CIA World Factbook Liechtenstein Page
U.S. Embassy: Switzerland
History of U.S. Relations With Liechtenstein
Human Rights Reports
International Religious Freedom Reports
Narcotics Control Reports
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics
Travel and Business Information



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