The Haitian constitution is not a completely flawed document. There are a lot of ideals in this document but unforturnately does ideals are hard to implement without proper funding. With the right modification this document can be something that work for all Haitians.
The National Port Authority (APN) is an independent commercial nature, enjoying legal personality and under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Its primary mission is to provide port services to ships, shipping agents and other port users Haiti. The National Port Authority, following directions, recommendations and guidelines of the Board and, at the behest of General Management, manages and administers all ports and all ports of the Republic. It establishes, coordinates and controls their activity programs, decide all questions relating to the management and operation of these ports.
Radio: VHF Frequency Port Captaincy of 156.6 kHz or Channel 12 Frequency 156.8 kHz or VHF Channel 16
For a listing of ports in Haiti: http://ports.com/browse/north-america/haiti/
Bank of the Republic of Haiti (BRH) is a public body enjoying legal personality and financial autonomy. Its headquarters are in Port-au-Prince, and may have agencies or branches in places designated by the Board of Directors. For now, the branches of the Banque Nationale de Credit (BNC) in the provinces are responsible for performing certain tasks on behalf of the BRH.
The law of 17 August 1979 establishing the BRH stipulates in its article 6 that it is governed by a Board whose members are appointed for a period of three (3) years renewable by order of the President of the Republic . Pursuant to the 1987 Constitution, they are ratified by the Senate of the Republic.
The Government of the Republic of Haiti, by Order published in the newspaper Le Moniteur No. 13 of January 31, 2006, established the Center for Facilitating Investments (CFI) to, among other things, facilitate the activities of foreign and domestic investment. This organization works to reduce time and simplify the process of business creation and facilitate the granting of incentives. It also assists investors already established, simplifies and makes it more expeditious procedures related to foreign trade.
The mission of the IHRC is to look for coordinated planning, effective and efficient implementation of the priorities, plans and projects to support Haiti's reconstruction and development in the wake of the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti is established for a period of 18 months. It is composed of Haitian officials and members of the international community.
The United Nations Office of the Special Envoy for Haiti (OSE) and the Inter-American Development Bank’s Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIN) have developed the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Portal that will enable CSOs operating in Haiti to inform each other about their activities and report on their current status and needs.
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Welcome to the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti in Washington, DC. You will find here a wealth of information on Haiti as well as on the services offered by the Embassy. We hope to respond to the needs of the Haitian community in the United States, as well as foreigners seeking to learn more and/or visit our beautiful country.
The Fund for Economic and Social Assistance (FAES), created in 1990 by Presidential Decree, is an independent public financial nature under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF).
The FAES's mission to support disadvantaged communities in developing their capabilities and use their potential to develop a common vision of their future by providing the necessary support to their building and financing of priority projects identified by these communities. Thus, it is an instrument used by the government in its fight against poverty.
The institution has an internal hierarchical structure consisting of a CEO and five different directions: the Administration and Finance (DAF), the Department of Promotion and Institutional Strengthening (DPRI), the Department of Social Projects (DPS) the Department of Economic Initiatives (DIE), the Directorate of Monitoring and Evaluation (DSE). These power structures work in the implementation of programs and projects with five (5) Regional Offices located in the departments of Northeast (Fort-Liberté), Northwest (Jean Rabel), Centre (Hinche), the South (Aquinas), Southeast (Jacmel) and soon in the west (Leogane). The regional offices enable the FAST not only better support communities in the process of determining their needs but also to ensure that target groups are actually part of the poor and have an active and effective participation in the project finance.
The FAST operates in the sectors of Education, Health, Social Welfare, Nutrition, Sanitation, Water Supply, Agriculture Handicrafts, Micro Finance, Environment and Transportation, ensuring compliance with standards established by the ministries concerned. As part of the implementation of projects and activities, the FAES uses the services of specialized service operators (PAHO) in accordance with the administrative and financial procedures in place.
FDI.net is a unique web portal that offers free, on-demand country analysis and information on all things related to foreign direct investment in 175 countries. The site combines business and public resources with World Bank Group analysis to provide users with a single entry point for the full-spectrum of information needed to make a decision about investing in a foreign country.
Over the past 10 years, MIGA has developed a suite of award-winning online services, providing some 75,000 users with information on investment in developing countries. FDI.net consolidates these services into one portal-www.fdi.net-offering information on specific investment opportunities; business and legal environments; up-to-the-minute feeds on news and events; links to investment promotion agencies and location consultants; quick-search by sector and/or country; case studies; sources of investment finance, and more.
The goal of the conference was to mobilize international support for the development needs of Haiti in an effort to lay the foundation for Haiti’s long-term recovery. At the conference, Haiti presented t its vision for the country’s future and how international support can assist. Countries, international organizations, and other partners had an opportunity to pledge resources, to coordinate in support of Haiti’s long-term recovery and to commit to a sustained effort to support Haiti.
This is the most famous missions of Customs and the one from which observers generally appreciate the performance of the institution. Haitian Customs is responsible for collecting fees, fines and taxes on imports of goods, all taxes have been suppimées export, as an incentive. Perception customs account for over seventy-five percent (65%) in state tax revenues. The importance of the mission of the Tax Haitian Customs has increased in recent years because of the scarcity of external financing.
The Government can not rely on its collection agencies to deal with every day more pressing obligations to the people. However, by opening our borders to free movement of goods from CARICOM and the prospect of our integration to the Free Trade of the Americas, the data are subject to change and the economic mission to take precedence over the role Tax Customs.
Haitian Customs and Taxes http://douane.gouv.ht/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=62&Itemid=110
1-Presentation of the manifest entry of means of transport.
Section 21 of the Customs Code states that any conveyance of goods, whether a ship or aircraft or road vehicle, coming from abroad to Haiti, loaded or unloaded shall submit to the customs office upon their arrival, a CLEAR INPUT established in four originals, signed by the master, the captain or the carrier or its representative.
Failure to clear input lead against the carrier or agent to pay a fine of ten thousand gourdes ( Gdes 10,000.00 ) if the conveyance is in ballast, and twenty-five thousand gourdes ( Large-25000.00 ) if there is a change.
2 - Customs Declaration
Article 49 of the Customs Code stipulates a period of 21 consecutive days to the arrival of the conveyance for the presentation of a prepared statement on the appropriate form and in which the registrant shall indicate the customs procedure that assigns the goods. After this period, a fine of 5% of the customs value of goods in question shall be imposed.
Goods that are not Declar ed within six months following the arrival of the conveyance shall be considered abandoned and subject to sale by auction (Article 50).
In the case of a commercial transaction, the statement must be prepared and signed by a licensed customs broker . The list of approved customs agents is available at the Directorate of Legal Affairs and Contentious at the Central Office Administration General of Customs.
3 - Payment slip
The receipt for customs must be paid at the counter of the Bank of four (4) working days from the date of issue (Article 73). If the importer or customs broker finds that an error has produced in the establishment of the schedule, he shall enter in writing the director of Customs before expiry of that period (Article 74).
4 - Containers
Exemption from filing a statement of grant of temporary admission (for containers) when importing container containing goods for Haiti (Section 158).
Customs annotate, in a special register, the release dates of each container, next to the entry (Section 159) If, after a period of three (3) months, it is found that a container n ' has not been re-exported, a call will be sent to the shipping line responsible. At the expiration of a further period of three (3) months, the fees and charges will be calculated on the value of the container and will be collected by slip, ex officio.
5 - Return of ind are u ment perceived and Recovery of fees and taxes evaded
The importer or declarant has a period of one (1) year from the date of issuance of the note to demand restitution of the amounts that would unduly paid. The Customs Service has the same deadline for issuing slips further recovery of duties and taxes evaded.
This page shows summary Doing Business 2012 data for Haiti. The first table lists the overall "Ease of Doing Business" rank (out of 183 economies) and the rankings by each topic. The rest of the tables summarize the key indicators for each topic and benchmark against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.
The Haitian Institute of Statistics and Information (IHSI) is a specialized agency, responsible for the production of the figures, reliable and timely information on all aspects of economic, social, demographic, etc. .. and make available to the government, national, and international users of all kinds. Becoming the center of the national statistical system, the IHSI as decentralized organization of the Ministry of Economy and Finance, working with the statistical offices of other departments and maintains privileged relations with national and international institutions both creators and users of statistical information.
MHAVE vision of communities in the Diaspora experimenting sustainable prosperity and strengthening the links between them and the communities and organizations across the country through actions of cooperation and solidarity for sustainable development of Haiti. This is the vision of MHAVE. An objective view of the change that must be all compatriots to participate in sustainable development initiatives in their countries. To translate this vision, the MHAVE chose new directions based on well-defined sectoral policies with specific objectives, a concrete action plan and strategies reflected according to the aspirations of the Diaspora.
Facilitation measures go through a diverse range of services based on applications, the needs of the communities served. The services tend to MHAVE:
Support and accompany the actions of solidarity and development within the framework of international cooperation in Haiti. Accompany the diaspora communities in their projects back. Inform communities of the diaspora on local realities and evolving. Promote investment in the country and share the potential and wealth of Haiti to diaspora communities. Monitor and regulate the action takes place in the context of inter Haiti to ensure consistency and integration in the dynamics, the local development plan. Facilitate administrative procedures in the diaspora; Promote dialogue, exchange of experience; Identify the skills of the Haitian diaspora to raise awareness and involve them in local actions; Build capacity of organizations to ensure inter Haitian better results.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development is the state body responsible for: "Set the policy of the economic sector of the Haitian government in the areas of agriculture, livestock, natural resources and renewable Rural Development. "
The Department's mission is to develop national plans for economic and social development and improve planning systems to enable the optimal use of available resources for a balanced economic and social development.
The Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation has the following functions:
a. To seek, process, use of all data that could inform the choice of options, priorities and means that will form the plan of economic and social development of the country.
b. To formulate the main directions of economic and social development by defining the way forward and to promote structural change.
c. To ensure the overall balance of the plan by ensuring that the expected behavior of economic sectors and activities planned in the regions are consistent with the overall objectives pursued.
d. Coordinate planning activities undertaken by the Ministries and other state agencies.
e. Develop recommendations for the preparation of sectoral projects based on the requirements of the national plan.
f. To analyze the budgetary implications, economic and social projects and public investment programs and external cooperation agreements.
g. To ensure that the technical, economic and organizational implementation of the plan are properly considered and met.
h. Allocate the projects selected in terms of budgetary resources allocated to development and ensure the supply of project accounts.
i. Provide supervision and evaluation of programs and projects within the National Plan.
j. To integrate the contributions of External Cooperation in context of national planning and coordinating its participation in economic and social development.
In our noble mission to promote and support the development of the Haitian tourism sector and develop a national tourism policy, the Ministry of Tourism is now offering a new tourism website to internet users interested in Haitian tourism affairs.
This site will serve as a viable interface for promoting and selling the immense tourism potential of Haiti. Haiti offers all visitors a real taste of the exotic by its charm, sun, history, natural attractions, its music and its culture.
Citizen and public news reporting, plotted on an online map. Joint initiative with the International Network of Crisis Mappers (CM*Net).This Crisis Map of Haiti represents the most comprehensive and up-to-date crisis map available to the humanitarian community. The information here is mapped in near real time and gathered from reports coming from inside Haiti via:
Volunteers at Ushahidi's Situation Room at the Fletcher School, in Washington DC, Geneva, London and PortlandÂ are mapping the majority of the reports submitted to Ushahidi in near real-time. The volunteers then identify GPS coordinates for the reports and geo-tag the reports on the Ushahidi map.Â Each report is first read at least once by Situation Room before being published on the map. This Ushahidi deployment represents a joint initiative with members of the International Network of Crisis Mappers (CM*Net). All this information published under Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). http://haiti.ushahidi.com/ or http://solutions.ht/
Prior to the January 12, 2010 earthquake, President Clinton’s priorities as UN Special Envoy for Haiti included:
Work with the Haitian Government and people as they implement their vision for recovery and beyond in an effort to maximize job creation and sustainability; Assist Haiti to “build back better” from the 2008 hurricanes, prepare for future tropical storm seasons, and promote environmental recovery and the development of clean energy in Haiti; Encourage international donors to honor their pledges as quickly as possible and align their assistance with Haitian priorities; Encourage international private sector investment in Haiti by elevating awareness of the economic opportunities there, and working with Haitian officials to improve the economic climate; and Encourage philanthropists, non-governmental organizations, and civil society to provide additional resources and better coordinate their work with each other and with the Haitian Government.
The embassy consists of the Department of State, which is the lead U.S. government agency for managing diplomatic relations, as well as eight other departments and agencies, which carry out a broad array of missions important to the United States and Haiti.
Ambassador's Office U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) Coast Guard Liaison Office (CGLO) Consular Section (CON) Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Economic and Commercial Section (ECON) Law Enforcement and Narcotics Affairs (NAS) Management Office Political Section (POL) Public Diplomacy (PD) Regional Security Office (RSO)
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