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Togo E1555938592309 2500×1406

U.S. Relationship

Local traditional hut in avillage in Togo
Local traditional hut in avillage in Togo

U.S.-Togo Relations

The U.S. established diplomatic relations with Togo in 1960, following its independence from a French-administered trusteeship. Togo is going through a period of political upheaval as the historically divided opposition has united in an effort to prevent President Faure Gnassingbe from standing for a fourth presidential term in 2020. The government has undertaken significant economic reforms and gradual democratic reforms
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Local traditional hut in avillage in Togo

U.S. Assistance to Togo

In fiscal year 2017, the U.S. provided $13.5 million in assistance to Togo, including $6 million in health funding and $0.3 million in international military education and training aid. The USAID West Africa Regional Mission located in Accra, Ghana manages USAID regional program activities in Togo, including approximately $2 million a year for family planning and $1 million a year
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Local traditional hut in avillage in Togo

Bilateral Economic Relations

The U.S. has a significant trade surplus with Togo. U.S. exports to Togo include fuel oil, vehicles, petroleum products, machinery, and food products, while U.S. imports from Togo include cocoa and coffee. Togo’s export processing zone, established with U.S. Government support, has attracted private investors interested in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and food processing, primarily for the export market. Togo is
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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 Togo.

COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Since August, 2021 the United States has donated 1,536,420 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Togo. This includes 1,200,420 Pfizer and 336,000 J&J doses. Of the 1,536,420 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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