Haiti Trade Bill Advances in US Congress

The U.S. House of Representative approved on May 5 a trade bill that seeks to boost U.S. investments in Haiti’s apparel and textile industry. The Senate is expected to clear the bill and forward it to the White House for the signature of President Barack Obama by next week.

Devex reported earlier that the bill waives tariffs on U.S. imports of woven and knit fabric  from Haiti.

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    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.