Sorini Samet & Assocs, which had been promoting investment in Haiti through the Association of Industries of Haiti, is now targeting US government officials and Congress in an effort bankrolled by the Haitian government.

The Haitian Central Bank and Haiti Center for the Facilitation of Investments is funding the campaign aimed at Trump Administration officials and members of Congress.

Haiti, Why Not?

The Association asked SS&A to arrange meetings for Haiti's Ministry of Commerce and Industries to discuss matters such as extension of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership and HOPE/HELP legislation.

Established in 2000 by President Clinton, the CBTP created 40,000 jobs in Haiti, serving as a major boost to its troubled economy.

President Trump, who ran an election campaign geared to returning manufacturing jobs to the US, is not viewed as a strong proponent of the CBTP.