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Saarema Island, Estonia: summer fields and Angla windmills in Leisi Parish

U.S. Relationship

Twin towers of Viru Gate in the old town of Tallinn, Estonia
Twin towers of Viru Gate in the old town of Tallinn, Estonia

U.S.-Estonia Relations

The United States and Estonia are strong allies and partners. The United States established diplomatic relations with Estonia in 1922 following its declaration of independence during World War I. Estonia was annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940 during World War II. In 1991, Estonia declared full independence, and international recognition followed. The United States had never recognized the forcible
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Twin towers of Viru Gate in the old town of Tallinn, Estonia

U.S. Assistance to Estonia

U.S. security assistance to Estonia provides the opportunity to sustain and expand the partnership the United States has formed with Estonia, contribute to improved NATO interoperability, and support Estonia’s military commitments abroad. Estonian prosecutors, police, and judges also participate in U.S.-funded training and capacity enhancing activities related to anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, and judicial efficiency.
Twin towers of Viru Gate in the old town of Tallinn, Estonia

Bilateral Economic Relations

The United States and Estonia have signed a bilateral investment treaty. Principal imports from the United States include computer and electronic products; chemicals; machinery; transportation equipment; and wood products. U.S. imports from Estonia include computer and electronic products; petroleum products; chemicals; electrical equipment; and optical, medical, or precision instruments. Estonia participates in the Visa Waiver Program, which allows nationals of
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Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Investment Climate Statements

The Investment Climate Statements analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses and provide information on the business climates.

Fiscal Transparency Report

The Fiscal Transparency Report analyzes government transparency and identifies needed changes to improve public spending accountability.

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