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Haiti’s apparel exports seen rising despite turmoil  26 Mar 2019

Haiti's apparel exports are set to rise 8% this year despite political turmoil that has seen several factories in the capital Port Au Prince area shutter in recent months.


Haiti garment makers hopeful on future expansion 12 Sep 2018

Garment manufacturing industry insiders in Haiti are optimistic that the sector can continue expanding in size, as long as the Caribbean country's government delivers economic and social stability.


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.

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Haiti apparel exports lead Caribbean trade programme 9 Oct 2019

Haiti's apparel sector continues to be one of the main beneficiaries of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) – but US T-shirt producers are most likely to have faced negative effects due to competition from imports under the trade preference programme.


Haiti returns to cotton supply chain for first time in 30 years 13 Feb 2019

US outdoor apparel and footwear giant Timberland has participated in Haiti's first commercial cotton harvest in three decades after working to help the country make its return to the cotton supply chain.


Annual limit on Haiti duty-free apparel raised again 20 Dec 2018

The annual limit on duty-free apparel shipped from Haiti to the United States over the next year has been raised by 3.1%.


Asian-owned factories help grow Haiti garment sector 22 Nov 2018

By this time next year, there could be as many as 30 garment manufacturing factories that are owned and operated by Asia-based companies in Haiti, according to Georges Sassine, president of the Association des Industries d'Haïti (ADIH).


Haiti garment workers set to protest over new minimum wage – Update 14 Nov 2018

Haitian garment sector workers are set to take part in a massive demonstration organised by unions tomorrow (18 November) to show their dissatisfaction with the minimum wage increase.


Gildan Activewear reinstates Haiti and Honduras workers 12 Nov 2018

Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear has hit back at allegations that it "continues to violate workers' rights in Haiti and Honduras," telling just-style it is committed to upholding the right to form unions and bargain collectively.


Haiti riots spare garment sector as new wage deal looms 1 Aug 2018

Violent protests in Haiti last month spared the country’s $550m apparel supply chain, but industry executives are monitoring the situation ahead of a new decision on minimum wages.


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.