Republic of Haiti is a sovereign state in the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean. It is located on the Hispaniola island and shares it with Dominican Republic to the East. This is the second-most populous country in the region after Cuba. Haiti is a semi-presidential republic. Local currency is the Haitian gourde. Official languages are Haitian Creole and French. Haiti is a member state of the United Nations, World Trade Organisation, International Monetary Fund, Organisation of American States, and CARICOM.
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the region and in the world. Almost 60% of population are below the poverty line. Main sectors of economy are services and agriculture. Haitian economy is impeded by high levels of corruption, poverty, political instability, and crime. Haiti is also highly vulnerable to natural disasters, such as hurricanes and earthquakes – thus the country has been relying on foreign aid. Remittances are also an important source of income for Haiti.
Business activities in Haiti are regulated by the Commercial Code, Civil Code, and other relevant laws.
Main types of businesses in Haiti
- Société anonyme (SA) is joint-stock company (corporation)
- Succursale is branch
- Bureau de representation is permanent establishment
There are also general and limited partnerships.
Companies in Haiti are registered by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the General Directorate of Taxes. Ministry of Commerce and Industry manage the commercial register of Haiti.
There are about 30 000 companies registered in Haiti. Electronic business register was created in 2012; it contains information about economic entities, trademarks, and patents. The register was created with the support of the French Development Agency and employs more than 100 people today.
Contents from the commercial register of Haiti
Main extract available from the business register of Haiti is a company profile. It comes in the French language and contains information about a company, relevant at the moment of the request.
- Full legal name
- Registration number
- Type of business
- Legal address
- Current status (active/inactive)
- Owners and key management
- Registered capital
- Additional documents (if applicable)
NB: Information about some companies may be unavailable.
Search in the register is not free of charge. Search results are sent to you within 12-14 days after request submission.
To get a required document, we will need the following information about a company:
- Full legal name
- Registration number
An extract from the business register of Haiti can be used in order to:
- Obtain detailed information about potential business partners
- Negotiate foreign trade agreements
- Register legal entities with foreign participation
- File legal claims
Haiti has NOT acceded to the The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents.
Therefore, the documents issued in Haiti are NOT subject to a simplified apostilling procedure, thus the documents have to be legalised directly via the consulates of Haiti.
Schmidt & Schmidt offers assistance in legalization process. You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
In addition, you can order notarised translation from French.
We provide extracts from the register in strict compliance with the legislation of the Republic of Haiti and the General Data Protection Regulation.
Inquiries are processed within one working day. Courier delivery of apostilled documents is paid separately by courier service tariffs.
You can order free preliminary availability check of required information on our website.
|Service||Price incl. German VAT 19%||Price excl. VAT|
|Price for an Electronic Extract||from 119,00 €||from 100,00 €|
|Price for an Extract with Apostille without international shipping||from 614,00 €||from 600,00 €|