Lawmakers Introduce the Haiti Economic Lift Program (HELP) Act

https://i2.wp.com/cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0doN0YYdnx8ss/610x.jpg

Top U.S. lawmakers “said on Wednesday they have reached a bipartisan deal to help Haiti rebuild its earthquake-shattered economy by opening the U.S. market to more Haitian clothing and textiles,” Reuters reports.

The Haiti Economic Lift Program (HELP) Act “expands duty-free access to the U.S. market for Haitian textile and apparel exports and extends existing trade preference programs for Haiti through 2020,” according to a press release.

It was introduced in both the House and Senate yesterday.  Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are leading the effort in the Senate.

You can read a summary of the bill here.

(credit image – associated press)

Leave a comment

Filed under Haiti

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s