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Trade in United States of America

The United States was the world’s 2nd largest exporter of goods and 1st largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $1.8 and $0.8 trillion USD respectively. The United States’s top export category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products, and agricultural products. In 2020, The United States’s main export destination markets for goods and services trade were to Canada, Mexico and China, with trade representing 23.38 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, The United States’s import values were $2.9 and $0.5 trillion USD respectively in 2021. The United States’s top import category was manufactures, followed by fuels and mining products and agricultural products. Leading import partners were China, Mexico and Canada. The United States is part of 14 different Regional Trade Agreements, such as The Dominican Republic – Central America – the United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), The Republic of Korea- the United States and the United States – Australia.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

United States of America

Abbreviation

US

Capital

Washington, D.C.

WTO Membership Date

1 January 1995

Legal System

common law system based on English common law at the federal level; state legal systems based on common law, except Louisiana, where state law is based on Napoleonic civil code; judicial review of legislative acts

Language

English (de facto)

Number of Time Zone(s)

11

Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.

Currency

United States dollar

Exchange Rate

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GTFP Confirming Banks

Through the IFC's Global Trade Finance Program (GTFP) bank network, local financial institutions can establish working partnerships with a vast number of major international banks in the Program that can broaden access to finance and reduce cash collateral requirements. This extends and complements the capacity of banks to deliver trade finance by providing risk mitigation on a per-transaction basis in challenging markets where trade lines may be limited.
  • Abu Dhabi International Bank Inc. - United States - SWIFT: ADIBUS33

  • Agricultural Bank of China New York Branch - New York , United States - SWIFT: ABOCUS33

  • Arab Banking Corporation BSC New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: ABCOUS33

  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: ANZBUS33XXX

  • BAC Florida Bank - Coral Gables, United States - SWIFT: BFLBUS3M

  • BBVA - New York, United States - SWIFT: BBVAUS33

  • Banco do Brasil USA Miami - Miami, United States - SWIFT: BRASUS3M

  • Banco do Brasil USA New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: BRASUS33

  • Banco Itau SA New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: ITAUUS33

  • Banco Pichincha Miami Agency - Miami, United States - SWIFT: PICHUS3M

  • Bank of America NA - Charlotte, United States - SWIFT: BOFAUS3NCHA

  • Bank of America NA Los Angeles - Los Angeles, United States - SWIFT: BOFAUS6S

  • Bank of America NA New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: BOFAUS3N

  • Bank of America NA Scranton - Scranton, United States - SWIFT: BOFAUS3N

  • Bank of China Los Angeles - Los Angeles, United States - SWIFT: BKCHUS33LAX

  • Bank of China New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: BKCHUS33

  • Bank of China New York Chinatown - New York, United States - SWIFT: BKCHUS33CTX

  • Bank of Montreal Chicago - Chicago, United States - SWIFT: BOFMUS4X

  • Bank of Montreal Harris Bank - Chicago, United States - SWIFT: HATRUS44

  • Bank of the West USA - Ramon, United States - SWIFT: BWSTUS66

  • BB&T - Greensboro, United States - SWIFT: BRBTUS33

  • Bladex New York Agency - New York, United States - SWIFT: BLAEUS3X

  • BNP Paribas USA - New York, United States - SWIFT: BNPAUS3N

  • Caixa Geral de Depositos SA New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: CGDIUS33

  • Caja Mediterraneo Miami Agency - Miami, United States - SWIFT: CAAMES2AMIA

  • China Construction Bank Corporation New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: PCBCUS33

  • Citibank NA - New York, United States - SWIFT: CITIUS33

  • City National Bank NA - Los Angeles, United States - SWIFT: CINAUS6L

  • CoBank ACB - Greenwood Village, United States - SWIFT: NBFCUS55

  • Commerce Bank -Kansas City, United States - SWIFT: CBKCUS44

  • Cooperatieve Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A. - New York, United States - SWIFT: RABOUS33

  • Credit Agricole CIB - New York, United States - SWIFT: CRLYBEBB

  • Deutsche Bank AG New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: DEUTUS33

  • Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas - New York, United States - SWIFT: BKTRUS33

  • DZ Bank AG New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: GENOUS33

  • Fifth Third Bank - Cincinnati, United States - SWIFT: FTBCUS3C

  • First Commercial Bank - Birmingham, United States - SWIFT: FICOUS44

  • Habib American Bank - New York, United States - SWIFT: HANYUS33

  • Habib Bank Limited New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: HABBUS33

  • Harris NA - Chicago, United States - SWIFT: HATRUS44

  • HNB (Huntington National Bank), Columbus - United States – SWIFT: HUNTUS33

  • HSBC Bank USA NA - New York, United States - SWIFT: MRMDUS33

  • ICBC Limited New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: ICBKUS33

  • ICICI Bank New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: ICICUS3N

  • Intesa Sanpaolo New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: BCITUS33

  • J.P. Morgan Chase Bank NA - New York, United States - SWIFT: CHASUS33

  • KeyBank - Cleveland, United States - SWIFT: KEYBUS33

  • M&T Bank Baltimore - Baltimore, United States - SWIFT: MANTUS33INT

  • M&T Bank Head Office - Buffalo, United States - SWIFT: MANTUS33INT

  • MashreqBank PSC New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: MSHQUS33

  • Maybank New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: MBBEUS33

  • Mizuho Corporate Bank Ltd New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: MHCBUS33

  • National Bank of Kuwait New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: NBOKUS33

  • Natixis SA New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: BFCEUS33

  • NCG Bank Miami - Miami, United States - SWIFT: CAGLUS3M

  • Nord/LB Norddeutsche Landesbank & Girozentrale New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: NOLAUS33

  • PNC Bank NA - Pittsburgh, United States - SWIFT: PNCCUS33

  • PT Bank Negara Indonesia (Persero) Tbk. - New York, United States - SWIFT: BNINUS33

  • Regions Bank - Coral Gables, United States - SWIFT: UPNBUS44MIA

  • Santander Bank N.A. - New York, United States - SWIFT: SVRNUS33

  • Silicon Valley Bank - Santa Clara, United States - SWIFT: SVBKUS6S

  • Societe Generale New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: SOGEUS33

  • Standard Chartered Bank USA - New York, United States - SWIFT: SCBLUS33

  • Sterling Bank - Houston, United States - SWIFT: STRLUS4H

  • State Bank of India - New York, United States - SWIFT: SBINUS33

  • State Bank of India, Chicago, United States - SWIFT: SBINUS44A

  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: SMBCUS33

  • TD Bank - Mount Laurel, United States - SWIFT: NRTHUS33

  • The Bank of New York Mellon - New York, United States - SWIFT: IRVTUS3N

  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: BOTKUS33

  • The Royal Bank of Scotland PLC Connecticut - Stamford, United States - SWIFT: ABNAUS33

  • The Toronto-Dominion Bank Houston - Houston, United States - SWIFT: TDOMUS4H

  • Total Bank - Miami, United States - SWIFT: TLBKUS3M

  • UBS AG Stamford - Stamford, United States - SWIFT: UBSWUS33

  • UniCredit Bank AG New York - New York, United States - SWIFT: HYVEUS33

  • US Bank - Minneapolis, United States - SWIFT: USBKUS44

  • Wells Fargo Bank NA - San Francisco, United States - SWIFT: WFBIUS6S

  • Wells Fargo HSBC Trade Bank NA - San Francisco, United States - SWIFT: WFHSUS61

  • Whitney National Bank - New Orleans, United States - SWIFT: WHITUS4

Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Government MSME Agency

  • EXIM bank

  • Millenium Challenge Corporation

  • Small Business Administration (SBA)

  • USTR Office of Small Business, Market Access, and Industrial Competitiveness (SBMAIC)

Industrial Property Offices

  • United States Department of Commerce

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • USDA/FAS/TPGA/Multilateral Affairs
    Room 5936 South Building
    World Trade Organization (WTO) Affairs
    USDA Foreign Agricultural Service
    Phone: +(1 202) 690 0776

    1400 Independence Avenue, SW

    [email protected]

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Standards Coordination Office (SCO)
    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    Phone: +(1 301) 975 29 18
    Website: https://www.nist.gov/standardsgov/usa-wto-tbt-enquiry-point

    100 Bureau Drive MS 2100
    Gaithersburg, MD 20899
    USA

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Links to other helpful resources

This section includes additional links to trade-related resources.

National Tariff Finder

https://www.usitc.gov/glossary/term/harmonized-tariff-schedule-united-states-hts

Trade Information Portal

https://www.trade.gov/

Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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