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U.S. Relationship

Residential houses of Príncipe Island, São Tomé
Residential houses of Príncipe Island, São Tomé

U.S.-Sao Tome and Principe Relations

The United States established diplomatic relations with São Tomé and Príncipe in 1976, following its independence from Portugal. U.S. relations with São Tomé and Príncipe are excellent. The two countries share a commitment to democracy and good governance. The Voice of America broadcasts to much of Africa from a relay transmitter station in Sao Tome.
Residential houses of Príncipe Island, São Tomé

U.S. Assistance to Sao Tome and Principe

U.S. foreign assistance to São Tomé and Príncipe is focused on improving the professionalism and capacity of the country’s small military and coast guard and enhancing its maritime security efforts. Situated in the oil-rich, strategically significant Gulf of Guinea, Sao Tome and Principe is a member of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), which is the focus of
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Residential houses of Príncipe Island, São Tomé

Bilateral Economic Relations

U.S. exports to São Tomé and Príncipe include vehicles, electrical machinery, aircraft, and iron and steel products, while its imports from São Tomé and Príncipe include cocoa and furniture and bedding. São Tomé and Príncipe is eligible for preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act. The two countries do not have a bilateral investment treaty or taxation
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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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