EENI Global Business School
Business in Haiti, Port-au-Prince

Syllabus of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Haiti - Port-au-Prince

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Haiti (Caribbean)
  2. Haitian Economy
  3. Haitian advantages
  4. Doing Business in Port-au-Prince
  5. Foreign Trade of Haiti
    1. Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE) Act
  6. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Haiti
  7. Business Opportunities in Haiti
    1. Apparel
    2. Agribusiness
    3. Tourism
    4. BPO and IT
  8. Case Study:
    1. Apparel and textiles sector in Haiti
    2. Sûrtab (Android-based tablet)
  9. Access to the Haitian Market
  10. Business Plan for Haiti

Haitian Preferential Access and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) with

  1. Haiti and the Caribbean Economic Area
  2. CARICOM
    1. Colombia-Haiti (CARICOM) Agreement (FTA)
    2. Agreement Costa Rica-Caribbean Community (Haiti)
    3. CARICOM-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (FTA)
  3. The Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME)
  4. Association of Caribbean States (Haiti)
  5. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA)
  6. US-Haiti
    1. Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE) Act - United States
    2. United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
  7. European Union-Haiti
    1. Beneficiary of Everything but Arms (EBA)
    2. CARIFORUM-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement (EU)
  8. Caribbean Basin Initiative
    1. United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
  9. Caribbean-Canada Trade Agreement (CARIBCAN)
  10.  Caribbean Development Bank

The objectives of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in the Republic of Haiti” are the following:

  1. To analyse Haitian economy and foreign trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in the Republic of Haiti
  3. To explore the Haitian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Haitian Free Trade Agreements (FTAs)
  5. To examine the profile of Haitian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Haitian Market
The Subject “Doing Business in Haitibelongs to the following Online Higher Education Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:
  1. Course: Business in The Caribbean
  2. Masters: Business in America, International Business, Foreign Trade
  3. Doctorates: American Business, World Trade

E-learning Doctorates and Masters in International Business

Learning materials in Master in International Business in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Haiti Study, Master in International Business in French Haïti Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Haiti

Credits of the Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Haiti”: 1 ECTS Credits

Doctorates and Master of Science in International Business for the Caribbean students (CARICOM).

Example of the Subject - Doing Business in Haiti
Master Course: Business in Haiti





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Description of the Subject: Foreign Trade and Business in Haiti

The Republic of Haiti

Haiti was the first black Republic and the second to become independent.

  1. Population of Haiti: 10 million (65% under the age of 30, black 95%)
  2. Haitian Capital: Port-au-Prince
  3. 2010 earthquake
  4. Official languages of Haiti: French and Creole (official)
  5. Haitian Area: 27,750 square kilometres
  6. Haiti is the second-largest island the Caribbean
  7. Haitian frontier: The Dominican Republic
  8. Near countries: Cuba (77 kilometres), Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the United States
  9. Independence of Haiti from France: 1825
  10. Abolition of Slavery in Haiti: (1804)
  11. African Diaspora in Haiti: 10.2 million people (95% of the Haitian population)
  12. Toussaint Louverture

Religions in Haiti:

  1. Catholicism (official) 55%
  2. Protestants 28%
  3. Voodoo (official) 2.1%

Haiti belongs to the Caribbean Economic Area of the Western Civilisation

Haitian Economy.

  1. Post-earthquake Action Plan for National Recovery and Development of Haiti
  2. 80% of the Haitian population is living under the poverty line
  3. Economic recovery since 2011
  4. Haitian GDP growth: 3.6%
  5. Top Haitian economic sectors: tourism (1 million tourist/year), apparel industry (36,000 workers, 10% of the GDP), agribusiness, electronics manufacturing (Android-based tablets), free zones, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and information technology (IT) Industry
  6. Government support to the free trade zones, and industrial parks
  7. Global brands in Haiti: Heineken, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Marriot
  8. Haiti is one of the most corrupt countries in the World

Haitian Foreign Trade.

  1. Top Haitian export sector: Apparel
  2. Largest ports of Haiti: Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haïtien
  3. Transit time Port-au-Prince to Port Everglades (Florida, US): three days
  4. Main Haitian agribusiness exports: bananas, cocoa, coffee, mangos, and sisal

Haiti Free Trade Agreements

Costa Rica-CARICOM Free Trade Agreement (Course Master)

Toussaint Louverture Diaspora (Doctorate)

Caribbean Basin Initiative (United States)

Colombia-Haiti (CARICOM) Trade Agreement:
CARICOM-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Economic Organisations. Haiti is a member of:

  1. Organisation of American States (OAS)
  2. Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  3. Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  4. Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)
  5. Commonwealth
  6. United Nations (UN)
  7. World Bank (WB)
  8. World Trade Organisation (WTO)
  9. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
  10. World Customs Organisation

CARIFORUM-European Union Economic Partnership Agreement (Course Master)

The Agreement European Union-CARICOM (Haiti)
European Union-CARICOM Free Trade Agreement (Course)

Caribbean Community (CARICOM, Course)

Association of Caribbean States (ACS) Master

Caribbean Development Bank, Course



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