Describes trade agreements this country is a party to. Includes resources where U.S. companies can get information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Haiti acceded to CARICOM in July 1999, negotiating a ten-year period as a Least Developed Country to fully integrate into CARICOM. The legislation on the Common External Tariff is still pending Parliament approval. To import into the U.S. market, Haiti benefits from several preferential trade programs, including the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI), the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Agreement (CBTPA), the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act II (HOPE II) and the HELP Acts, and the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), as outlined below.