Trade in Tonga

Tonga was the world’s 199th largest exporter of goods and 168th largest exporter of commercial services in 2022. Export values were $13 and $44 million USD respectively. Tonga’s top export category was Agricultural products, followed by Manufactures, and Fuels and mining products. In 2022, Tonga’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to New Zealand, Hong Kong, China and United States. In terms of imports, Tonga is the world’s 204th largest importer of goods and 170th largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $268 and $113 million USD respectively in 2022. Tonga’s top import category was Manufactures, followed by Agricultural products and Fuels and mining products. Leading import partners were New Zealand, Singapore and United States. Tonga is part of 3 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) and Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA).
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General Information

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Official Name

Kingdom of Tonga





WTO Membership Date

27 July 2007

Legal System

English common law


Tongan, English

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Additional Information

Financial Information

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Contact Information

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Government MSME Agency

  • Ministry of Trade and Economic Development

  • Tonga Small Business Association


Industrial Property Offices

  • Intellectual Property Office

  • Ministry of Trade & Economic Development

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Mr Viliami T. Manu
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Forests
    Phone: +676 23402/23038

    P.O. Box 14, Nuku'alofa

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • National TBT Notification Authority and Enquiry Point
    Mrs. Distaquaine Tu‘ihalamaka
    Chief Executive Officer
    Ministry of Trade and Economic Development
    Phone: +(676) 7400105

    P.O. Box 110
    Kingdom of Tonga

    [email protected], [email protected]

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Last Reviewed: June, 2024

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