About the Economic and Commercial Section

The Embassy’s Economic and Commercial section (ECON/COMM) manages the full range of economic issues between the United States and Haiti, encouraging macroeconomic stability and sound policies that lead to economic growth and poverty reduction. On the commercial side, the section promotes U.S. exports and assists and advocates on behalf of U.S. businesses in Haiti, working closely with the American Chamber of Commerce in Haiti and the U.S. Commercial Service Caribbean Regional Office, located in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. ECON/COMM works actively with companies interested in taking advantage of the U.S. government’s HELP and HOPE acts to invest in Haiti’s manufacturing/assembly sector.

For U.S. Companies:

The U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince is now a Partner Post of the U.S. Commercial Service, providing quality services to U.S. companies interested in doing business in Haiti. In conjunction with the U.S. Commercial Service, the Embassy provides American businesses with:

  • Gold Key Services
  • Trade Missions
  • Trade Leads
  • Single Company Promotions
  • International Company Profile Reports
  • International Partner Search
  • Contact Lists

U.S. companies can find more information on the export.gov website, at Doing Business in Haiti: 2018 Country Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies (PDF 1 MB) and at Haiti Investment Climate. 

For Haitian Businesses:

For businesses in Haiti interested in exporting to the U.S. or partnering with U.S. companies, the Embassy provides a variety of services as well:

Haitian businesses can contact us at papecon@state.gov for more details on resources and opportunities.