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Ambassador Kirk Discusses U.S.-Haitian Trade with Haitian President Rene Préval

United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk met with Haitian President Rene Préval on March 9 to discuss U.S.-Haitian bilateral trade relations, including the Plus 1 for Haiti Initiative. The Initiative builds on the ongoing, collaborative effort between the Office of the United States Trade Representative and American brands and retailers to promote utilization of the Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity Partnership Encouragement Act (HOPE II). The goal of the Plus 1 for Haiti Initiative is to assist in the recovery and economic revitalization of Haiti by encouraging U.S. brands and retailers to work towards sourcing 1 percent of their total apparel production from Haiti.

Ambassador Kirk and President Preval
Ambassador Kirk with Haitian President Rene Préval