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Trade in Suriname

Suriname was the world’s 131st largest exporter of goods and 135th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $1,513 and $95 million USD respectively. Suriname’s top export category was agricultural products, followed by manufactures, and fuels and mining products. In 2020, Suriname’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates and Netherlands. In terms of imports, Suriname’s import values were $1,381 and $640 million USD respectively in 2021. Suriname’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were the United States, Trinidad and Tobago and Netherlands. Suriname is part of 3 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM),  and EU – CARIFORUM States.
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General Information

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Official Name

Republic of Suriname

Abbreviation

SR

Capital

Paramaribo

WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

civil law system influenced by Dutch civil law; note - a new criminal code was enacted in 2017

Language

Dutch

Number of Time Zone(s)

1

Additional Information

Financial Information

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Currency

Surinamese dollar

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

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Government MSME Agency

  • Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism

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SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Mrs. Maitrie Jagernath
    Deputy Director Agricultural Safety, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.

Additional Information

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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