PR Chamber of Commerce signs collaborative agreement with the Latino Chamber of Commerce of Georgia to promote business exchange
The local camarista guild has been gathering support from organizations counterparts in the U.S. to join the claim for Puerto Rico in the federal sphere
August 23, 2023, San Juan, PR –The Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce (PRCC) announced the signing of a collaboration agreement with its counterpart organization, the Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia (LACC). This alliance arises after the visit of a commercial delegation, led by the CEO of the guild, Alejandro Coss. The business group visited the island this week to strengthen business ties with the country’s private sector and confirmed its support for the union to add allied voices in favor of the federal initiatives of food security, energy, health and education that the PRCC has taken to the federal capital for Puerto Rico.
Ramón Pérez-Blanco, Esq., president and chairman of the board of the PRCC, emphasized the importance of joining efforts with the private sector and the chambers of commerce of the states at the national level, as well as with the government of Puerto Rico to advance specific issues that impact the quality of life of Puerto Ricans and business progress. “We seek the support of our colleagues in the diaspora to support our claim before the Federal Government and Congress to achieve parity in aid related to the transition from the NAP program to SNAP that impacts the food security of hundreds of thousands of families on the Island, as well as the stability of the country’s weakened energy system. the provision of health services and education, among others,” Pérez-Blanco said.
As part of the collaboration agreement, both unions will coordinate trade missions between both jurisdictions with their registration in order to present the investment advantages offered by Puerto Rico, and the opportunity to establish business contacts and identify commercial opportunities for expansion and export between both markets. Likewise, the agreement contemplates holding special events with Hispanic and non–Hispanic companies in both jurisdictions between 2023 and 2024. “Collaborating with the PRCC makes possible new ways each way the Chamber of Commerce of Latin America can expand its business network. Our union is proud to have achieved this agreement, which will allow new business opportunities between Georgia and Puerto Rico,” added Alejandro, Coss, president and CEO of the LACC of Georgia.
The LACC delegation includes representatives from the insurance, retail, construction and food industries, among other Georgian business and commercial sectors that are part of the mission. “The Latin American Chamber of Commerce in Georgia, as well as in other jurisdictions, brings together Hispanic entrepreneurs and is equally aligned with the mission we have at CCPR to create business opportunities for our members and entrepreneurs, make connections between professionals through the exchange of information, knowledge and best practices. These initiatives seek to extend and strengthen business networks that foster economic growth, investment projects and the creation of alliances for the future,” said Liza Garcia, Esq., executive director of the PRCC.
Karen Garnik, APR