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Trade in Vanuatu

Vanuatu was the world’s 154th largest exporter of goods and 144th largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $54 and $31 million USD respectively. Vanuatu’s top export category was agricultural products. Vanuatu’s trade represents 58.57 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, the values were $339 and $120 million USD respectively in 2021. Vanuatu’s top import category was agricultural products. Vanuatu is part of 4 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG), Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) and Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement (PICTA).

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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

Republic of Vanuatu




Port Vila

WTO Membership Date

24 August 2012

Legal System

mixed legal system of English common law, French law, and customary law


Bislama, English, French

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Additional Information

Financial Information

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Contact Information

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Industrial Property Offices

  • Vanuatu Intellectual Property Office

  • Ministry of Tourism, Trade, Industry, Commerce, and Ni-Vanuatu Business

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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