Working for Puerto Rico's Exporters

Our Mission

Puerto Rico’s District Export Council

is a diverse group of volunteer trade professionals dedicated to helping you develop export sales and thus contribute to the National Export Program.

We are successful exporters, accountants, lawyers, freight forwarders, bankers, trade professionals, academics, and members of local government. We pool our knowledge to provide a source of professional real-world advice to businesses and to the state’s international trade community.

The PR DEC provides leadership and trade expertise to complement the U.S. Commercial Service’s export promotion work. We represent the interests of the U.S. exporting community and provide business mentoring on the export process, trade education through our Export-U.com online export training website, plus workshops, seminars and community outreach to encourage Puerto Rico firms to export.

We follow a value and results-driven approach to serve as a model for fellow District Export Councils nationally and adhere to the goals of:

1. Promoting export opportunities
2. Advocating trade promotion policies
3. Supporting businesses in developing export successes

We invite you to reach out, attend our events, and use us as a resource to help grow your export sales.

PUERTO RICO BUSINESS

Your Puerto Rico’s DEC Members

each have special expertise in international trade, and are dedicated to helping businesses in our state develop global sales.
DEC CHAIRPERSON

Mr. Hugo Lasso

Regional Manager Latin America / Exports, Avery Products Corporation

DEC VICE-CHAIRPERSON

Ms. Joan Laureano

President, Nosotras Boutique Fashion Group

DEC TREASURER

Dr. Daisy Ann Lugo, Ph.D.

Executive Director, CODEVISA, Old San Juan

PUERTO RICO'S DEC MENTORING

Need expert advice on international trade? Just ask us; the DEC offers free mentoring to companies in Puerto Rico. Our members each have special trade knowledge they are eager to share to help businesses in our state develop export sales.

OTHER RESOURCES FOR COMPANIES IN PUERTO RICO:

US Department of Commerce

Puerto Rico Commercial Service Office

Departamento de Desarrollo Economico y Comercio

Customs and Border Protection, Puerto Rico

WHY SHOULD I CONTACT THE PUERTO RICO DISTRICT EXPORT COUNCIL?

Before you get on a plane and start spending serious money, it’s important to understand the export process. Fortunately, we’re here to help.

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upcoming National DEC Events

Jan 2019

Date & Time Event Details
Wednesday
2 January 2019
31 Dec 2030
All Day
Special NASBITE CGBP Exam and Study Package Offer

Sep 2022

Date & Time Event Details
Wednesday
14 September 2022

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Untangling the Supply Chain: A bird’s eye view of the current situation, its challenges, and the way forward

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