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Monday, June 18, 2012

U.S. RELATIONS WITH MONACO


Map Credit:  U.S. State Department.
FROM:  U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT
U.S. Relations With Monaco
BUREAU OF EUROPEAN AND EURASIAN AFFAIRS
Fact Sheet
June 5, 2012

U.S.-MONACO RELATIONS
The United States and Monaco enjoy excellent relations, which both countries seek to maintain and strengthen. Monaco is the second-smallest independent state in the world and is linked closely to France through several treaties and agreements. For more than 150 years, Monaco and the United States have worked together as partners and friends. The two share a strong commitment to international cooperation in addressing some of the world's greatest challenges and opportunities, seeking to promote greater freedom, transparency, and human rights.

The U.S. Ambassador to France is also accredited to Monaco. The U.S. Consul General in Marseille is accredited to Monaco and handles most diplomatic and working-level contacts with Monaco.

U.S. Assistance to Monaco
The United States provides no foreign assistance to Monaco.

Bilateral Economic Relations
The United States and Monaco have a modest amount of bilateral trade in goods. Monaco has full customs integration with France, which collects and rebates Monegasque trade duties. It also participates in the European Union market system through its customs union with France. Monaco has signed a tax information exchange agreement with the United States.

Monaco's Membership in International Organizations
Monaco and the United States belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations and Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Monaco also is an observer to the Organization of American States.

Bilateral Representation
The U.S. Ambassador to Monaco is Charles H. Rivkin, resident in France; other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department's Key Officers List. Day-to-day relations are handled by the Consul General in Marseille.