Advocacy for the renewal of the HOPE / HELP law with the United States Congress.

2021 to date

Creation of a Clothing Technology Training Center at SONAPI

2018 / 2020

Creation of a Clothing Technology Training Center at SONAPI


Creation of a Garment Technology Training Center at CARACOL


Presentation of Groupe Croissance on the theme “ Export Industry : Values and Prospects ”, at the Hotel Montana (January 2017).

Productivity Improvement Workshop organized by CEC –Caribbean Employers Confederation - at the Marriott (March 2017).

The Haitian Industries Association led a delegation made up of the President of ADIH, member of ADIH, Director General of SONAPI and his deputy, and members of CFI, in Taiwan for a 4-day stay in order to to meet potential Taiwanese investors ( April 2017 )

Participation of ADIH in the 6th edition of the Agro-food fair. The latter gave participants the opportunity to show their products to international buyers. (May 18 to May 20, 2017)

Visit to Ecuador with Caribbean Export the purpose of this mission was to create links between FEDEXPOR ( Federa tion Ecuadorian Exporters) ADIH (Associ ation Of Industries of Haiti) and ADOEXPO (Exporters Association of the Dominican Republic) - (29 May -1 June 2017)

Visit of Ambassador Ron Sorini, representative of Washington DC-based law firm Sorini Samet & Associates LLC as part of the advocacy campaign for the extension of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), and also for the renewal of the Better Work Haiti program ( July 2017).

ADIH participation in the FORUM ON COMPETITIVENESS AND INVESTMENT at the BRH convention center (September 22 to 27, 2017).

The visit of 2 representatives of Cotton USA in Haiti (September 2017). ADIH participation in the Cancun Forum in Mexico (September 2017) .

Pl help with the renewal of the CBTPA in the United States House of Representatives and Senate.


Election of the New Board of Directors of ADIH (January 2016)

Creation of two Committees at ADIH (January 2016): ADIH Clothing Sector Committee National Production Committee

Meeting of a delegation of the ADIH with the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Honorable Deputy Cholzer Chancy in order to start a positive dialogue with the members of the chamber on the subject of the Economy and more particularly on the subject of exports and local market (February 2016)

Meeting with members of the Private Sector working for export with Mr. Jean Baden Dubois, Governor of the BRH, and its General Manager. The purpose of this meeting was to provide information on the free zones and the facilities that will be granted to them financially. (March 2016)

Meetings on the fight against smuggling (April 2016)


Organization of a workshop on the HOPE / HELP law at the Kinam hotel: challenges and opportunities of the textile sector PPTD - ILO

Exploratory mission to Brazil CFI / ADIH ; prospecting mission to re-establish contact with business leaders interested in investing in Haiti

Renewal of the HOPE II / HELP law until 2025

ADIH becomes a member of the Caribbean Employers Confederation (CEC) (September 2015)


Meeting on the EPA (Economic Partnership Agreement) in Montana : context and presentation by Mr Chenet St Vil (BACOZ)

Meeting on the TEC (Common External Tariff) in Montana : context by Mr Peterson Noël

Breakfast debate with the AGD (General Customs Administration) and the ULCC on customs procedures and the fight against smuggling

Signature of a memorandum of understanding with the MCI for the creation of the international industry exhibition " Haiti Expo "


ADIH participation in the Magic Show in Las Vegas

Installation of the Board of Directors of Social Security Bodies (CAOSS) Installation of the Superior Wages Council (CSS)


Preparation and publication of a document on smuggling in partnership with the private sector and the institutions concerned

Participation in the NAUMD show in Las Vegas (North American Uniform Makers and Distributors)

Inauguration of the Caracol Industrial Park in the North-East of Haiti (October 2012)


Visit of Bob Berg in Haiti, organizer of the Magic International fair

Organization of a workshop in partnership with ILO and Caricom on international trade negotiations and trade agreements, their impact on employment and social issues

Visit to Haiti by a delegation from USDOL (US Department Of Labor)

Active advocacy for the establishment of the Board of Directors of Social Security Bodies (CAOSS)

Establishment of the “ Local Industry ” Commission to fight smuggling through press releases, and interventions with local and international authorities.

ADIH participation
a) at the Magic Show (Las Vegas) in August 2011
b) at the Texworld fair - (Paris) in September 2011


Opening of the “ Haï ti Training Center ” at SONAPI . Initiative of the Haitian and American Governments


Launch of the Better Work program in factories in the textile sector.


Representation of the assembly sector at the Material World fair in Miami Beach

Creation of the CTMO-HOPE commission

Visit of a delegation to Haiti from the CAIC (Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce)


Advocacy for the granting of additional advantages to Haiti under the HOPE II law to the Congress of the United States of America

2006 - 2008

Development of the 2007-2015 Strategic Plan of ADIH with the collaboration of the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)

Adoption of the ADIH restructuring plan with the support of the Business Environment Strengthening Program (PRIMA) of the European Union


Advocacy for obtaining the vote of the HOPE law (Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement) at the Congress of the United States of America.


Partnership with Caribbean Central American Action (CCAA) on the Haitian ports certification project through the application of the ISPS CODE

Establishment of an industrial policy for the prevention of HIV / AIDS and support for sick employees.

Participation in the fight against smuggling and formation of a related committee

Active participation in the creation of the Investment Facilitation Center (CFI)

Merger with the Association of National Producers (APRONA)


New integration into the Tripartite Consultation and Arbitration Commission

Partnership with SOGESOL to facilitate access to credit for employees


Integration into the world BASC Organization (Business Alliance for Secure Commerce) in order to meet international export control standards


Creation of a directory of assembly plants and a CD_ROM promoting Haiti intended for foreign investors.

Participation in the establishment of an office of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, at SONAPI for the delivery of export visas

Coordination of training projects in quality control and industrial mechanics with funding from the business training support fund (FAFEN)


Participation in the establishment of a bonded warehouse outside an industrial park, in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the General Customs Administration, to serve the textile sector.

Initiation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haiti of a dialogue with the Dominican private sector on the Hispaniola Fund Initiative project.

Signature of a mutual cooperation agreement with the Dominican Association of Free Zones (ADOZONA)

Representation Haiti at the Bobbin World and Material World fairs of the clothing industry.


Launching the committee " Industry Locale "

Launch of the Employer-Union Initiative (IPS)

Signature of an agreement with customs to facilitate customs procedures for assembly industries

Membership of " Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production " (WRAP)

Mission to Washington on the CBI (Caribbean Basin Initiative) file Signature with the International Labor Office (ILO) of a factory monitoring program .

Membership of the National Electoral Observation Network (RENO) Participation in the establishment of the customs office of SONAPI.

Membership of the Civil Society Initiative (ISC) Active participation in the May election observation


Creation of an investment promotion center Participation in the work to modify the labor code within the tripartite consultation and arbitration commission Establishment of the customs facilitation committee Financial package of Haiti Tec, Institution for vocational training WISE seminar on improving working conditions for better productivity Fundraising and collection of food and utility products for the benefit of the victims of Cyclone George


Creation of a committee for the assembly sector and the development of its code of ethics


Agreement in principle with EDH defining the industrial zone of Port-au-Prince as a priority.

Participation in the presidential commission for modernization and economic growth in the preparation of various bills


Establishment and management of the " Escrow " account to allow foreign companies to continue operating during the embargo period by paying various taxes due to the Haitian State

1991 - 1994

Participation in the development and publication of the Haitian private sector white paper. Public position in favor of democratic principles


Setting quotas and obtaining franchises for grouped imports of sugar for the benefit of the beverage industries


Negotiation of “ textile ” quotas for Haiti

1989 - 1990

Active advocacy for currency market liberalization

1988 - 1990

Creation of the Haitian Industries Foundation


Active advocacy for : The passage of laws promoting the opening of markets. Preparation and publication of the customs code and the investment code. The restructuring of ONA The restructuring of OFATMA


Public position in favor of political pluralism and democracy.


ADIH participates in the development, establishment and promotion of housing banks " Bel " and Sofhides.

1984 - 1985

ADIH initiates the first joint Economic, Private Sector-Public Sector commission.