Office of the Press Secretary

(Claycomo, Missouri)


For Immediate Release                           March 20, 2007


To the Congress of the United States:



     The Haitian Hemispheric Opportunity through Partnership Encouragement Act of 2006 (Division D, Title V of Public Law 109‑432), amends the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (Title II of the Trade and Development Act of 2000, Public Law 106‑200)(CBERA), to make certain products from Haiti eligible for preferential tariff treatment.  In accordance with section 213A of CBERA, as amended, I have determined that Haiti meets the eligibility requirements under section 213A(d)(1) of CBERA, as amended, and that Haiti is meeting the conditions regarding enforcement of circumvention under section 213A(e)(1) of CBERA, as amended.

                             GEORGE W. BUSH

The White House,

    March 19, 2007.