Doing Business in Haiti: 2014 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies

Doing business in Haiti: Market overview

2013 Macroeconomic Indicators (in $ millions)

Exports: 874
Imports: 3,318
Services: -447
Income: 60
Capital and Financial Accounts: 684
Private Transfers: 1,533
External Grants: 750
  • There are few government controls or subsidies.
  • U.S. imports represent about 40 percent of total imports.
  • Haiti imports more than 70 percent of market goods.
  • Three major International Ship and Port Facility Security-certified ports include Port-au-Prince, Cap Haitien, and St. Marc. Renovations to the ports are underway.
  • Haiti is renovating its main international airports in Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien. Cap Haitien’s airport renovation is soon to be finalized. Once completed, this airport will grant quick access to the CARACOL and CODEVI industrial parks located in the free zone in the northeastern region. Major works are underway to bring these two airports to ICAO and TSA standards. Other airports throughout the country are also being renovated.
  • Haiti is the Western Hemisphere’s poorest country. 2013 Per capita GDP is USD 820 (Up from 790 in 2012)
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