Haiti was awarded a ten-year preferential access to the U.S.-market through special tariff exemptions under the Hemispheric Opportunity though Partnership Encouragement (HOPE II). Being part of the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM), Haiti is also the beneficiary of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), which offers preferential access to the European Union market.
This panel will address the value of these preferential treatments and their potential to promote growth in the Garment and Textile sector in Haiti. In addition, the panelists will explore whether Haiti has benefited from these agreements or not. At the end of the session, the audience will have a better understanding of the sector and learn how best to invest in and support this industry.