Economic development and investment promotion

Doing Business in Haiti

The economy of Haiti is a free market economy with low labor costs. Haiti’s major trading partner is the United States (US), which provides the country with preferential trade access to the US market through the Haiti Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement (HOPE) and the Haiti Economic Lift Program Encouragement Acts (HELP) legislation.

The economy is largely informal and heavily dependent on small family farms. Haiti’s economic climate is also challenging, ranking the country 181 of 190 on the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index. Despite these challenges,  Read the Haiti Economic profile 2020

The government of Haiti is committed enabling vibrant and productive private sector which is vital to achieving long-term economic growth that will lead to the reduction of poverty across the nation.

The Centre for the Facilitation of Investments (CFI) provides support to investors throughout the investment process: from initial interest to any concerns arising after the project is established. Significant support from the Inter-American Development Bank and Caribbean Export is bringing the CFI rapidly up to best practices in all areas of its work. read more