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Business in Haiti. Haitian Economy



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Syllabus of the Subject

Textiles sector in Haiti. Port-au-Prince (Foreign Trade). Food, beverages

  1. Introduction to the Republic of Haiti (Caribbean)
    1. Toussaint Louverture
  2. Haitian Economy
  3. Haitian advantages
  4. Business in Port-au-Prince
  5. Foreign Trade of Haiti
    1. Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE) Act
  6. Investment 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

Haiti Free Trade Agreements


The objectives of the subject “International Trade and Business in Haiti” are the following:

  1. To analyze Haitian Economy and Global Trade
  2. To know the business opportunities in Haiti
  3. To explore the Haitian trade relations with the country of the student
  4. To know the Haitian Trade Agreements
  5. To examine the profile of Haitian Companies
  6. To develop a business plan for the Haitian Market

E-learning Doctorate and Masters in International Business

The Subject “Foreign Trade and Business in Haiti” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Haiti Study Doctorate in International Business in French Haïti Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Haiti.

Foreign Trade and Business in the Caribbean (CARICOM) and Cuba

Doctorate and Masters in International Business for the Caribbean students (CARICOM).

Credits of the subject “Doing Business in Haiti”: 1 ECTS Credits

International Trade and Business in Haiti

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

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Haitian Preferential Access and Trade Agreements with

  1. Haiti and the Caribbean Economic Area
  2. CARICOM
    1. Colombia-Haiti (CARICOM) Agreement
    2. Costa Rica-CARICOM (Haiti)
    3. CARICOM-Dominican Republic Agreement
    4. UK-CARIFORUM Free Trade and Economic Integration Agreement
  3. The Caribbean Single Market Economy (CSME)
  4. Association of Caribbean States
  5. Latin American and Caribbean Economic System
  6. The U.S.-Haiti
    1. Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE) Act - United States
    2. The U.S.-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
  7. EU-Haiti
    1. Beneficiary of Everything but Arms (EBA)
    2. CARIFORUM-EU Agreement
  8. Caribbean Basin Initiative
    1. The U.S.-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)
  9. Caribbean-Canada Trade Agreement
  10. Caribbean Development Bank
  11. Global System of Trade Preferences among Developing Countries (GSTP) - accession process
  12. Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) - observer country

Trade Facilitation Programs. TFA Agreement

  1. WTO
    1. GATS
    2. Agreement on Sanitary Measures
    3. Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade
    4. Agreement on Preshipment Inspection
    5. Agreement on Safeguards
    6. Trade Facilitation Agreement
  2. WCO
    1. Kyoto Convention

Globalization and International Organizations

American Trade and Economic Organizations. Haiti is a member of:

  1. OAS
  2. ECLAC
  3. Inter-American Development Bank
  4. CELAC

Global Organizations:

  1. Commonwealth
  2. UN
  3. WB
  4. WTO
  5. IMF
  6. WCO

  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 km²
  6. Haiti is the second-largest island the Caribbean
  7. Haitian frontier: The Dominican Republic
  8. Near countries: Cuba (77 kilometers), Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the U.S.
  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)

Religions in Haiti:

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

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

Haiti belongs to the Caribbean Economic Area.

Toussaint Louverture (Leader of the Haitian Revolution)


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. Haitian GDP growth: 3.6%
  4. 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 IT Industry
  5. Government support to the free trade zones, and industrial parks
  6. Global brands in Haiti: Heineken, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Marriot
  7. Haiti is one of the most corrupt countries in the World

International Trade and Business in Haiti
International Trade and Business in Haiti

Foreign Trade (Importing, Exporting)

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

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