U.S. Relations With Monaco
More information about Monaco is available on the Monaco Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.
The United States and Monaco enjoy excellent relations, which both countries seek to maintain and strengthen. Monaco is the second-smallest independent state in the world and is linked closely to France through several treaties and agreements. For more than 150 years, Monaco and the United States have worked together as partners and friends, and established full diplomatic relations in 2006. The two share a strong commitment to international cooperation in addressing some of the world's greatest challenges and opportunities, seeking to promote greater freedom, transparency, and human rights.
The U.S. Ambassador to France is also accredited to Monaco. The U.S. Consul General in Marseille is accredited to Monaco and handles most diplomatic and working-level contacts with Monaco.
U.S. Assistance to Monaco
The United States provides no foreign assistance to Monaco.
Bilateral Economic Relations
The United States and Monaco have a modest amount of bilateral trade in goods. Monaco has full customs integration with France, which collects and rebates Monegasque trade duties. It also participates in the European Union market system through its customs union with France. Monaco has signed a tax information exchange agreement with the United States.
Monaco's Membership in International Organizations
Monaco became a member of the United Nations in 1993. Monaco and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Monaco also is an observer to the Organization of American States.
The U.S. Ambassador to Monaco is Jamie D. McCourt; other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department's Key Officers List. Day-to-day diplomatic relations are handled by the Consul General in Marseille.
Monaco maintains an embassy in the United States at 888 17th Street NW, Suite 500; Washington, DC 20006; tel. (202) 234-1530.
More information about Monaco is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:
Department of State Monaco Page
Department of State Key Officers List
CIA World Factbook Monaco Page
History of U.S. Relations With Monaco
Human Rights Reports
International Religious Freedom Reports
Narcotics Control Reports
Investment Climate Statements
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics