Trade pacts with China, Mexico, Canada, etc. quickly make headlines, whether it’s a new trading affiliation or one that is being discontinued. But, according to Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], America’s trade partnership with the Kingdom of Wakanda was not widely reported, perhaps because it never existed. Nor did Wakanda exist.
U.S. Department of Agriculture explained that the fictional country [some may recall that Wakanda is the home of Marvel Comics superhero Black Panther] was being used to test its Tariff Tracker system and should have been removed when the tests were complete.
For a while there, however, Wakanda was publicly listed on its website as being among U.S. trade partners. It was quickly removed when USDA began receiving inquiries.