More information about Dominica is available on the Dominica Country Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.
The United States established diplomatic relations with Dominica in 1978 following its independence from the United Kingdom. The United States and Dominica have a cooperative relationship. The United States supports the Dominican government’s efforts to expand its economic base, increase economic prosperity, support public health, and develop its disaster resilience capacity.
The United States and Dominica work together to enhance regional security cooperation, combat transnational organized crime, and disrupt illicit trafficking of narcotics and firearms. The two governments have signed a maritime law enforcement agreement to strengthen counternarcotics coordination, as well as mutual legal assistance and extradition treaties to enhance joint efforts in combating international crime.
U.S. Assistance to Dominica
U.S. assistance to Dominica is channeled primarily through multilateral agencies such as the World Bank and the Caribbean Development Bank, and through the U.S. Agency for International Development office in Bridgetown, Barbados. The U.S. Peace Corps provides technical assistance to Dominica, mostly in education; Peace Corps volunteers returned to Dominica in 2022, following a two-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As one of thirteen Caribbean partners under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI), Dominica also benefits from U.S. counternarcotics and law enforcement assistance focused on disrupting illicit trafficking, strengthening citizen security, and preventing youth crime and violence. The United States and Dominica are partners under the U.S.-Caribbean Partnership to Address the Climate Crisis (PACC 2030), which elevates U.S. cooperation with Caribbean countries to support climate adaptation and strengthen energy security, while building the resilience of critical infrastructure and local economies to the climate crisis.
Bilateral Economic Relations
Dominica is a beneficiary of the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI), which grants duty-free entry into the United States for many goods. The CBI aims to facilitate the economic development and export diversification of the Caribbean Basin economies. Dominica is a member of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM). Trade in goods between Dominica and the United States equaled $375.6 million dollars.
Dominica’s Membership in International Organizations
Dominica and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, Organization of American States, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and World Trade Organization.
Principal U.S. embassy officials are listed in the Department’s Key Officers List.
Dominica maintains an embassy in the United States at 1001 19th Street North, Suite 1200, Arlington, VA 22209 (tel. 202-364-6781).
More information about Dominica is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:
Department of State Dominica Page
CIA World Factbook Dominica Page
History of U.S. Relations With Dominica
U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics
Library of Congress Country Studies (see Caribbean Islands)
Caribbean Basin Security Initiative
State Caribbean Landing Page
U.S. Strategy for Engagement in the Caribbean