PR Chamber of Commerce creates alliance with the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá to promote business exchange

The guild highlighted the teamwork with the DDEC and CUD to create and advance new business and export opportunities abroad

August 24, 2022, San Juan, P.R.— The Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce (PRCC), has been leading the trade mission that left for Colombia on Monday along with officials from the Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DDEC), a large group of businessmen and the United Center of Retailers (CUD).

As part of the scheduled activities, the PRCC highlighted the signing of a collaborative agreement between the Bogotá Chamber of Commerce, led by Nicolás Uribe and President Cameron McKenzie-Hertell, president of the local merchants’ union, as well as meetings with the Colombian governments and private sector to present the investment advantages offered by Puerto Rico, establish business contacts and identify commercial opportunities for expansion and export between both markets.

“Our interest in strengthening partnerships with Latin America, North America and other jurisdictions stems from the mission we have at the PRCC to create business opportunities for our members and entrepreneurs, through the exchange of information, knowledge and best practices, as well as to extend and strengthen business networks that foster investments and collaborations for all,” President McKenzie said.

The trade mission includes the participation of 28 Puerto Rican companies from a range of economic sectors, including manufacturing, beverage and food industries, agriculture, technology, services and distribution, consulting, chemicals, construction and recycling, among others, with export potential.

Liza García, executive director of the PRCC, emphasized the importance of joining forces with the United Center of Retailers, and its president Jesús Vázquez, as well as with the government to advance business progress agendas for the private sector. “These initiatives that seek to connect our entrepreneurs with business opportunities abroad are very positive and encouraging, as they allow us to reach collaborative business agreements for merchants and entrepreneurs in both countries. These agreements will add positive results to strengthen our economic development, and we thank Secretary Manuel Cidre and his team for directing these promotion initiatives abroad,” said Ms. García.

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Contact: Karen Garnik, APR


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