Us Haiti Trade Agreements

Progress has been made in the ten years since the January 2010 earthquake devastated much of the country. With U.S. and international support, Haiti has achieved significant improvements in basic health indicators, including the crucial milestone of cholera cases confirmed in Haiti over the past nine months. More than 27,000 jobs have been created through programs to improve the competitiveness of the private sector and nearly 14,000 jobs have been created in the Caracol Industrial Park, thanks in part to the growth of the export apparel sector and trade preference programs for textiles and clothing produced in Haiti. Other opportunities for U.S. businesses are the development and trade of raw and processed agricultural products; Medical care and equipment Rebuilding and modernizing Haiti`s infrastructure depletion; development of tourism and allied sectors – including arts and crafts; Improve capacity in waste management, transport, energy, telecommunications and export assembly. Haiti`s primary assembly inputs include textiles, electronic components and packaging materials. Other export prospects in the United States include electronic machinery, including electricity generation, clay and television, plastics and paper, building materials, sanitary facilities, equipment and wood. Benefits for Haitian and U.S. importers and exporters are available under the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), which provides duty-free exports of many Haitian products from U.S. components or materials – the Caribbean Basin successor program and the HOPE Act, which provides for additional duty-free preferences for skilled clothing/textile products and automotive cables. [31] Hamilton and Timothy Pickering worked to convince John Adams to appoint Edward Stevens as U.S.

Consul General in Santo Domingo (then Haiti) from 1799 to 1800. [4] Adams sent Stevens to Haiti to tell him to establish a relationship with Toussaint and express his support for his regime. [5] The federalist government hoped to encourage a movement towards Haitian independence, but Louverture had a colonial relationship with France. [6] Stevens` title of “consulate” proposed a diplomat attached to a country and not to a colony, reflecting the Adams administration`s view of the situation in Haiti. [6] Arriving in Haiti in April 1799, Stevens succeeded in achieving several of his goals, including the repression of private women who operate in colony athobs, the protection of American life and property, and the right of entry of American ships. [7] Stevens insisted on similar privileges for the British who, like the United States (see near-war), were engaged in a war with France.