Cross-Border Trade and Corruption along the Haiti-Dominican Republic Border

Illegal trade across the Haiti/Dominican Republic border has serious financial and security implications. Contraband undermines legitimate business on both sides of the border and deprives the public sector—especially the cash-strapped government of Haiti—of much-needed revenues. It also undermines rule of law and public security by fueling corruption and strengthening criminal organizations.  After two research trips to both Haiti and the Dominican Republic, CSIS Americas has produced a summary report of the issue of illicit border trade between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, incorporating several case studies and policy recommendations for preventing further cross-border illicit trade and revenue loss.

This report is made possible by the support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID.) The contents of this report are the sole responsibility of CSIS and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID or the United States Government. Cette rapport est rendue possible grâce au soutien du peuple Américain par l’intermédiaire de l’Agence Américaine pour le Développement International (USAID). Le contenu de cette rapport relève de la seule responsabilité de CSIS et ne reflète pas nécessairement les vues de l’USAID ou du gouvernement des États-Unis.

Mark L. Schneider
Senior Adviser (Non-resident), Americas Program and Human Rights Initiative

Linnea Sandin

Mary Speck

Michael A. Matera