September 28, 2023

Witnesses call for renewal of Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act at US House Hearing

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, the United States (US) House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Committee held a hearing to consider the renewal of the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), one of the constituent pieces of legislation of the Caribbean Basin Initiative.

Five witnesses participated in the hearing. They were:

The Honorable Hervé H. Denis, Ambassador of the Republic of Haiti, the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti

Mr. Georges Sassine, Board Member and Former President, Association des Industries d’Haïti

Ms. Lauren Stewart, Regional Program Director, Americas, Solidarity Center

Ms. Beth Baltzan, Principal, American Phoenix Trade Advisory Services PLLC

Mr. Jerry Cook, Vice President, Government and Trade Relations, Hanesbrands, Inc

Written versions of their testimony and the recording of the hearing may be viewed on the official page here.


The Caribbean Trade Law and Development Blog is owned and was founded by Alicia Nicholls, B.Sc. (Hons), M.Sc. (Dist.), LL.B. (Hons), a Caribbean-based trade and development consultant. She writes and presents regularly on trade and development matters affecting the Caribbean and other small states. You can follow her on Twitter @LicyLaw. All views expressed on this Blog are Alicia's personal views and do NOT necessarily reflect the views of any institution or entity with which she may from time to time be affiliated.

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