Haitian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Industry trade mission

A trade mission to four cities in Canada took place between November 19 and 23. Within the delegation were those wishing to strengthen the trade relations between Haiti and the North American country. 40 representatives of Haitian businesses and the wider public sector flew to Canada to be part of the effort.

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The cities of Ontario, Quebec, Montreal and Ottawa hosted the members of the Haitian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCCI), which had its start nearly ten years ago, and continues to foster good business relations between the two countries. The hope of this trip was to stir up continued interest in the creation of business and partnership opportunities between Canada and Haiti.

As many in Haiti seek to bring business opportunities home, including officials from the government who outlined the advantages of Haiti as a competitive market for potential investors, the delegation to Canada also wished to promote a positive picture of Haiti while in Canada and show off the advantageous possibilities to be gained in various sectors.

Expressing their willingness to facilitate the trip, charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Canada, Vincent Le Pape, stated that the embassy was proud of its association with the trade mission. He noted that they were aware of the possibility for job creation to be gained from the venture and how that would affect the economy's growth. Just last year the trade between the two countries amounted to a profit of over $66 million Canadian dollars in the Haitian economy, on the back of trade in goods such as textiles, food, equipment and vehicles.

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