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U.S. Relationship

Long Beach National Park in Koror, Palau.
Long Beach National Park in Koror, Palau.

U.S.-Palau Relations

Following World War II, in 1947 under UN auspices as part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the U.S. assumed administration of Palau. In 1982, Palau signed a Compact of Free Association with the U.S. Palau gained its independence and established diplomatic relations with the U.S. in 1994, with the entry into force of the Compact, under
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Long Beach National Park in Koror, Palau.

U.S. Assistance to Palau

The U.S. and Palau signed a comprehensive review of the Compact in 2010, with a wide range of federal programs to continue for the next 15 years. By the end of 2011, the value of a trust fund set up under the Compact was approximately $147 million.
Long Beach National Park in Koror, Palau.

Bilateral Economic Relations

The Compact Review has identified U.S./Palauan cooperative efforts to promote trade and investment in Palau which will complement current initiatives to expand and develop a healthy economic partnership.

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.

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