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“Business Opportunities in the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic” June 10th, 2010 PowerPoint Presentation
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“Business Opportunities in the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic” June 10th, 2010

“Business Opportunities in the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic” June 10th, 2010

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  1. “Business Opportunities in the Republic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic” June 10th, 2010

  2. Source: CEI-RD.

  3. Trade • Dominican Republic-Haiti • (before January 12th, 2010): • 250 dominican companies exported to Haiti • 1,200 different product lines • 300 trucks per month from haitian companies.

  4. Dominican Republic- Haiti Border Markets and schedule

  5. Dominican Republic- Haiti binational markets Number of visitors, value in US$ FOB and markets (annual)

  6. ProjectsrelatedtoHaiti: • Firstsurvey of sellers and secondsurvey of buyers at the • binationalmarket. • The pasta market in Haiti. • Statistical Bulletin of exports to Haiti • Offer of dominicanproducts in thehaitianmarket • Market Study of liquefied petroleum gas in Haiti.

  7. JointInvestmentpromotionprojectcoordinatedby UNCTAD This development strategy and plan focus on the following pillars: a. The development of industrial parks and export processing zones necessary for supporting infrastructure; b. Building and strengthening capacities for the promotion of Foreign Direct Investment;c. Building and strengthening domestic productive capacities that are articulated with the Foreign Direct Investment to develop the country, in order to get bigger and better profits for the development of Haiti.

  8. Projects related to Haiti: • Documentary for the improvement of trade between the Dominican • Republic and Haiti • Impact of earthquake in the bilateral trade DR-Haiti.

  9. Global Trading Center

  10. Global Trading Center

  11. HaitianHemisphericOpportunitythrough PartnershipEngagementAct (HOPE) established by an Act of the United States, has provided a source of jobs and income for about 30,000 people in Haiti. Given the immediate needs of Haiti in the coming years, the United States could consider adopting a treaty "Expanded HOPE”, which can extend duty-free treatment and rules of origin of other products in addition to those already offered by the "HOPE II”.

  12. Development of Industrial Parks

  13. Project with the Government of Spain: • € 1.5 million for the construction of a binational border market in • Comendador, Elías Piña. • Project supported by the European Community up to 900 thousand • Euros to develop university-business links.

  14. Quisqueya Development Corporation • Is a Bi Nationalenterprisebetweenthegovernments and private sector of • theRepublic of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. • Designedtocreatetheinfrastructure, services, and amenitiesoftenover • lookedbyconventionalprivatebusinesses, corporations, aidpackages • and local governments. • will in thesamewaythattraditionalbusinessesseekventure capital to • startorexpand, willseekgrants, and investorsinterested in directingthe • markettoward social purposes.

  15. Quisqueya Development Corporation • Among the projects would be jointly promoted: • Logistics-based Industrial Park in Jimaní • Support for agriculture and joint projects • Biodiesel Project • Projects in the field of Information Technology and Communications and • Call Contact Centers.

  16. Thankyou! Acelis Angeles Vargas Deputy Director, CEI-RD acelis.angeles@cei-rd.gov.do