Haiti is a small country in the Caribbean that shares the Hispaniola island with Dominican Republic. The island is a flush spot for tourism, thanks to its beautiful beaches and shorelines. This is a very dynamic trade between the US and Haiti. At Promptus LLC, we can facilitate shipments between Haiti and the United States using safe and reliable transportation options. Whether you need a small, LTL (less-than-load) service, or larger scale FTL (full truckload) options, we can help.
Main Ports and Airports in Haiti
As you can imagine, Haiti’s location makes it very accessible by water. As such, there is a number of seaports on its coast that allow cargo ships and other trade vessels to pass through. Here are the most popular harbors:
- Port of Cap Haitien
- Port of Gonaives
- Port of Jacmel
- Port of Jeremie
- Port of Les Cayes
- Port of Miragoane
- Port of Port de Paix
- Port of Port-au-Prince
- Port of Port de Paix
- Port of Saint Marc
The country’s capital, Port-au-Prince, was hit hard during the 2010 earthquake, and the seaport in this city sustained severe damage. However, it has since reopened many of its piers and still handles a large percentage of goods coming in and out of the country.
As such a small country, Haiti does not have need for many airports. There are two main international airports, both of which are equipped for cargo transport:
- Toussaint Louverture International Airport (Port-au-Prince)
- Cap-Haïtien International Airport (Cap-Haitien)
Import/Export Info Between the US/Canada and Haiti
As a trading partner, Haiti ranks 145th overall in the world, and it is the 76th trade partner with the US. In 2017, $2.3B was generated in two-way trade between the countries.
In exports, the United States places Haiti as its 77th largest recipient of goods, grossing $1.4B in 2017, up nearly 30% since the previous year. Some of the most popular US exports to Haiti include:
- Donated products
- Cereals, such as rice
- Mineral fuels
- Meat, such as poultry
- Electrical machinery
In 2017, the US and Haiti generated about $920M in imported goods, ranking Haiti as our 77th largest goods supplier. This is a 2.3% increase in gross revenue as of 2016, and an 88.5% increase since 2007.Top imports from Haiti into the US include:
- Knit and woven apparel
- Perfumery and cosmetics
- Edible fruits and nuts, such as mangos
Importing/Exporting Goods Internationally Between the US and Haiti
With over 15 years of freight forwarding experience, Promptus LLC offers qualified and knowledgeable assistance to individuals and businesses looking for global logistics services. We can help you with all your import and export needs, including finding you the best rate on international shipping options to and from Haiti. We operate out of the US/Canada, with our headquarters near the Port of Miami, which is a popular destination for goods coming from the Caribbean! Contact us today at 1-877-776-6799 to get in touch with a Licensed Customs Broker!