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Trade in Haiti

Haiti was the world’s 138th largest exporter of goods and 133rd largest exporter of commercial services in 2021. Export values were $969 and $101 million USD respectively. Haiti’s top export category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products, and fuels and mining products, with trade representing 37.41 per cent of GDP. In terms of imports, Haiti is the world’s 79th largest importer of goods and 123rd largest importer of commercial services. Import values were $3,207 and $583 million USD respectively in 2021. Haiti’s top import category was manufactures, followed by agricultural products and fuels and mining products. Haiti is part of 2 different Regional Trade Agreements, including Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM),  and the the United Kingdom – CARIFORUM States.
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General Information

This section includes general information on the economy, legal system, official languages and links to additional demographic information.

Official Name

Republic of Haiti

Abbreviation

HT

Capital

Port-au-Prince

WTO Membership Date

30 January 1996

Legal System

civil law system strongly influenced by Napoleonic Code

Language

French, Haitian Creole

Number of Time Zone(s)

1

Additional Information

Financial Information

This section includes financial information such as the currency, exchange rate lookup and local banks issuing trade finance.

Currency

Haitian gourde

Exchange Rate

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Contact Information

This section includes contact information for business support organizations and national resources.

Business Support Organizations

Copyright Offices

  • Haitian Copyright Office (BHDA)

  • Ministry of Culture and Communication

Industrial Property Offices

  • Intellectual Property Service

  • Ministry of Trade and Industry

SPS Enquiry Points

Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Direction de la Quarantaine/Ministère de l'Agriculture,
    des Ressources Naturelles et du Développement Rural (MARNDR)
    Phone: +(509) 512 3907/250 8637/408 8088

    Damien - Route Nationale # 1

TBT Enquiry Points

Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) enquiry points are government agencies designated to answer questions about trade requirements.
  • Bureau Haïtien de Normalisation
    Ministère du Commerce et de l'Industrie
    Direction du contrôle de la qualité et de la protection de consummateur
    Contact: Mademoiselle Michelle DESRUISSEAUX
    Phone: +(509) 2810-3639

    8, Rue Légitime
    Port-au-Prince

    [email protected]

Additional Information

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Last Reviewed: June, 2023

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