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U.S. Relationship

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U.S.-Mauritius Relations

The United States established diplomatic relations with Mauritius in 1968, following its independence from the United Kingdom. Since then, Mauritius has become one of Africa’s most stable and developed economies with a multi-party democracy and free market orientation. Relations between the United States and Mauritius are cordial, and we collaborate closely on bilateral, regional, and multilateral issues. Mauritius is a
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U.S. Assistance to Mauritius

U.S. foreign assistance to Mauritius focuses on strengthening the government of Mauritius’ coastal and maritime security capabilities and combating the COVID-19 pandemic. The United States provides training to Mauritian security officers in counterterrorism methods, forensics, seamanship, maritime law enforcement, and counter money laundering. The United States provides numerous exchange programs for experts and scholars. Mauritius also benefits from diverse U.S.-led
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Bilateral Economic Relations

Mauritius receives preferential trade benefits under AGOA. U.S. exports to Mauritius include agricultural and industrial machinery, precious stones and jewelry, and optical/medical instruments. U.S. imports from Mauritius include textiles and apparel, precious stones and jewelry, processed fish, primates, sunglasses, and sugar. More than 200 U.S. products or companies are represented in Mauritius. About 30 U.S. companies have offices or operate
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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.

The U.S. delivers COVID vaccines to Mauritius.

COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Since September, 2021 the United States has donated 439,110 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Mauritius. This includes 439,110 Pfizer doses. Of the 439,110 vaccine doses, 100% were donated in partnership with COVAX.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

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