Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs

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Department of Consumer Affairs of Puerto Rico
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Department overview
Formed April 23, 1973; 44 years ago (1973-04-23)
Jurisdiction executive branch
Headquarters San Juan, Puerto Rico
Department executive
Key document
Website daco.pr.gov

The Department of Consumer Affairs of Puerto RicoSpanish: Departamento de Asuntos del Consumidor de Puerto Rico (DACO)— is the executive department of the government of Puerto Rico responsible of defending and protecting consumers in Puerto Rico. The Department is headed by a Cabinet-level Secretary, appointed by the Governor and subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. Its current Secretary is Nery E. Adames-Soto.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Department was created by Law 5 of April 23, 1973[3] as a Cabinet-level successor to ASERCO, or Administration for Services to Consumers. The agency has its headquarters in the North Building of the Minillas Governmental Center/Roberto Sánchez Villela Government Center in Santurce, San Juan.[2]

Secretary[edit]

Secretaries of DACO:

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