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Haiti garment industry says union wage claims unrealistic – Update 3 Aug 2017

Haiti’s garment industry has struck back at demands by workers’ unions for additional salary increases after the government approved a 16% minimum wage hike last week, saying that they are insensible and that negotiations are closed.


Haiti garment exports set to rise despite hurricane 13 Oct 2016

Despite the wreckage wrought on Haiti by Hurricane Matthew, the country’s textile and garment exports are expected to rise 10% to roughly US$550m this year – as the bulk of the industry's factories are located outside its impact zone, industry executives have told just-style. 


Bright outlook for Haiti's apparel industry in 2016 17 Feb 2016

The prospects look bright for Haiti's apparel industry in 2016 after a number of important milestones were reached last year, says Mark D'Sa, senior advisor for industrial development in Haiti at the US Department of State.


Socially responsible factory has high hopes for Haiti 9 Sep 2013

A new garment factory hoping to change the approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the apparel industry is to start production this month in Haiti, in a move that could also boost the country's reputation as a sourcing destination.


Haiti poised to become a regional export champion? 5 Jan 2011

A year after Haiti's textile and apparel industry was devastated by a powerful earthquake, just-style has spoken to industry executives about their hopes for the future. Trade legislation to galvanise US exports, coupled with rising interest from US and global brands to source in Haiti, should position the country as a regional export leader, they say.

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Haiti government criticised over labour standards 5 Jun 2018

A global union has denounced the Haitian government for its failure to uphold international standards and national laws on working time and freedom of association in the country's garment sector.


AAFA formalises relationship with Haiti apparel sector 25 Apr 2018

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has formalised its relationship with Haiti with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will enable the two to collaborate on issues related to the industry.


Unions call on apparel brands to support workers in Haiti 22 Mar 2018

Haiti is in the spotlight once again as global unions urge apparel brands sourcing in the country to intervene and ensure their suppliers reinstate union leaders and activists unions claim were unfairly dismissed last year following strikes to demand an increase in the minimum wage.


Higher annual limit on Haiti duty-free apparel 18 Dec 2017

America's International Trade Administration has increased the annual limit on duty-free apparel from Haiti for a 12-month period.


Sae-A Trading leads another medical mission in Haiti 22 Nov 2017

South Korea's Sae-A Trading, one of the world's largest apparel manufacturers and exporters, has led another medical mission to Northern Haiti, providing free medical care to local residents in the communities surrounding its factories.


CBPTA expiry raises concerns for Haiti apparel sourcing 20 Sep 2017

The expiry of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBPTA) in three years’ time is causing concern for US apparel and footwear retailers and importers, especially those who source from Haiti.


Timberland helps develop Haiti cotton supply chain 30 Aug 2017

As part of its work to develop a cotton supply chain in Haiti, US outdoor apparel and footwear giant Timberland has participated in a ceremonial planting of the first seeds to mark the reintroduction of cotton as an anchor crop in the country.


Haiti garment factories in spotlight over pay violations 11 Aug 2017

Haiti is in the spotlight once again after workers at two garment factories in the country's free trade export zones this week denounced alleged violations of ILO conventions related to pay and working conditions.


Haiti workers threaten new strikes for wage hike 7 Jul 2017

Workers from Haiti's $550m apparel export industry plan new strikes if the government fails to meet demands for a nearly three-fold wage increase as well as healthcare and food subsidies, just-style has been told.


Apparel group Sae-A opens second school in Haiti 28 Mar 2017

South Korea's Sae-A Trading, one of the world's largest apparel manufacturers and exporters, has reiterated its commitment to Haiti, where it employs more than 10,000 people, by opening a second school in the country.