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 and to provide a higher standard of living for its citizens.
The two countries work together in the battle against illegal drugs. Dominica cooperates with U.S. agencies and participates in counternarcotics programs in an effort to curb narco-trafficking and marijuana cultivation. 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 and has volunteers on the island, working mostly in education. The United States provides training, equipment, and material to Dominican law enforcement forces, including through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative.
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).
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