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Haiti Earned Import Allowance Program


Haiti Earned Import Allowance Program (EIAP)

If you have any questions about this program, please contact Richard Stetson at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel at 202-482-2582 or by e-mail.

The Earned Import Allowance Program (EIAP) provides duty-free entry for certain apparel from Haiti into the United States. For every two or three (depending on the date of the inquiry) square meter equivalents (SME) of qualifying fabric, one SME may enter the U.S. duty-free using third party yarn and fabric. Currently, OTEXA’s Interim Procedures for the EIAP reflect the original program under HOPE II, with a “3 for 1” allowance. However, on May 24, 2010, HELP modified the EIAP by allowing one SME to enter duty-free for every two SMEs of qualifying fabric. OTEXA’s forthcoming final procedures for the EIAP will reflect this modification.

Qualifying producers and their designated proxies can only access the EIAP through OTEXA’s online system. The online system allows qualifying producers to request a new account, submit a request for a deposit into an existing account, redeem credits for import certificates, and review account balances and activity.

Haiti Earned Import Allowance Online System

Haiti EAIP

Create and Edit Accounts

Deposit Credits

View Account Activity

Request Certificates

Interim Procedures
Interim Procedures for the Implementation of the Earned Import Allowance Program Established Under the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008