Business Reforms in Haiti

= Doing Business reform making it easier to do business. Negative =  Change making it more difficult to do business.


Paying Taxes: Haiti made paying taxes costlier by increasing the rate for the business license tax.


Trading across Borders: Haiti made trading across borders easier by improving port infrastructure and improving the SYDONIA electronic data interchange system by allowing the submission of supporting documents online.


Dealing with Construction Permits: Haiti made dealing with construction permits costlier by increasing the fees to obtain a building permit.


Starting a Business: Haiti eased business start-up by eliminating the review by the president’s or the prime minister’s office of the incorporation act submitted for publication.


Getting Credit: Haiti strengthened its secured transactions system through a new law broadening the range of assets that can be used as collateral, allowing future and after-acquired property to be used as collateral and automatically extending security interests to the products, proceeds and replacements of the original asset.

Trading across Borders: Haiti speeded up the clearance of goods through customs by implementing the ASYCUDA system and introducing 24-hour operations at the port.


Trading across Borders: Haiti reduced the time for exporting by implementing a risk-based inspection system.


Registering Property: Haiti made registering property simpler by streamlining the process at the tax authority.