Haiti country brief
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Shared international perspectives and cordial relationship.
Common interests in multilateral forums. Australia provided support to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
Modest trade and investment opportunities exist in Haiti for Australian businesses,
Australia and Haiti established diplomatic relations in 2000.
Australia's High Commissioner to Trinidad has non-resident accreditation to Haiti.
Haiti appointed an Honorary Consul in Brisbane in 2019.
Australia and Haiti are members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), International Maritime Organisation (IMO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), United Nations (UN), and United Nations organisations.
Haiti is a member of the the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the Organization of American States (OAS), Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and other regional organisations.
It is a member of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) grouping, which includes small island states in the Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Oceans
- Haitian visitors to Australia (2019 Dept of Home Affairs) #
- Australian visitors to (primary destination (2019 Dept of Home Affairs) #
- Resident Australian population born in Haiti (2016 Census)
- Australian residents of Caribbean Islander descent (2016 Census)
- Haitian students in Australia (2019 Dept of Education)
# This data is owned by Home Affairs. It provides quarterly updates to this data on its website.
High level engagement
2017 July – then Foreign Minister Julie Bishop met Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in Grenada
Agreements with Haiti
Through the Direct Aid Program (DAP), the Australian Government supports community projects in Haiti. Recent projects have focused on water and sanitation, neonatal care and food security. A Haitian foreign service officer took part in DFAT's 2017 International Graduate Program.
The Australian Government supports Australian investors in Haiti by providing support and advice on political, economic and regulatory environments.
Further economic and trade information can be found in our Haiti trade/economic fact sheet [PDF].
Australia and Haiti are both members of the UN. Haiti is a member of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and several other regional organisations.
Australia's foreign policy is guided by the Foreign Policy White Paper.
Austrade’s Mexico City Office aims to attract foreign direct investment from Haiti into Australia, identifies market opportunities in Haiti, and promotes the capabilities of Australian exporters and education providers
Australian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago
18 Herbert Street, St Clair, Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago
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last updated November 2020