CFI - invest in Haiti
Haiti is open for Business
Trade Agreements

Conditions have never been more favourable to conduct business in Haiti! With renewed optimism and openness, Haiti is on its way to a brighter future. Haiti, a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO), is open for business.

Haiti and the United States of America

The US, Haiti's largest trading partner has made it easier to conduct business under such bilateral agreement as:

  • The U.S. GSP, the 806.0, the 807/TSUS
  • The Caribbean Basin Initiative / (CBI-II)
  • The Hope II Act
  • The Help Act.

These agreements facilitate the manufacturing of an array of goods subject to specific requirements and benefiting from:

  • Exemption from customs duties
  • Financing from U.S institutions

Haiti and the European Union

Haiti, a signatory of the fourth Lomé Convention in 1989, benefits preferential tariff from the largest common market in the world. Its products are allowed to enter the European Union market duty-free and are not subject to any restriction.

Haiti equally benefits from:

  • The Cotonou Agreement of 2000
  • The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
  • The Cariforum-EU EPA

Haiti and the Caribbean Region

Haiti is a member of the Caribbean Economic Community (CARICOM), the CARIFORUM comprising the CARICOM countries and the Dominican Republic, the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) and has cooperative arrangement with Cuba, Brazil, Venezuela and various other countries.

Haiti and the rest of the world

Under the principle of most-favoured-nation, Haiti has signed bilateral trade agreements with the following countries: Canada, Argentina, Bahamas, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Germany, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Japan, and Liberia.


For further information about trade agreements please visit: