Board of Directors
Retail Trade Association (ACDET)
Iván Báez, President
Established in 2010, the Retail Trade Association (ACDET) is the voice of retail trade to the country, helping to protect the sector, foster competitiveness and promote economic growth. They represent a sector of the industry that generates more than 125,000 direct jobs in chain stores, shopping malls, and service providers to the sector such as banks, insurers, security companies, information systems and others. This sector collects about 60% of the sales and use tax, and pays more than $500 million in taxes and patents. The ACDET has helped to promote the best interest and sustainability of retail trade by actively addressing legislation, public policy issues, educational campaigns and social responsibility programs.