Luis A. Gierbolini, Esq., President 2021-2022
News related to the PRCC and it’s efforts towards Puerto Rico’s business development.
Chamber of Commerce denounces electric power situation is unsustainable for economic development
September 2, 2021
“these actions harm industries, medium and small businesses because they add unexpected and unbudgeted costs to the business operation. There are no real alternatives to help trade in Puerto Rico this means paying more energy, investing in power plants with the associated costs and evaluating renewable energy alternatives.”
Chamber of Commerce expresses concern about constant blackouts
PRCC Says Selective Power Outages Hinder Economic Development
September 2, 2021
“these actions harm the industries, the medium and small merchants because they add unexpected and unbudgeted costs to the business operation. There are no real alternatives to help trade in Puerto Rico, this means paying more for energy, investing in power plants with the associated costs, and evaluating renewable energy alternatives.”
Chamber of Commerce sets its position for minimum wage.
Increase to the minimum wage will be paid by the consumer, warns president Chamber of Commerce
Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce supports raising the minimum wage to $8.5
Chamber of Commerce says the increase to the minimum wage will come out of the pockets of consumers
Supreme Court Upholds Decision to Deny Haulage Rate Increase
August 16, 2021
The protest ended after the local government conceded to approve an increase that could land before the local courts as a separate case, according to supporters of the haulage hike, since the most recent ruling dealt with a lawsuit filed by the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce earlier this year.
Supreme Court declared ''inadmissible'' petition from carriers in lawsuit over tariff hike
August 15, 2021
On December 23, 2020, the Negotiator issued Circular Letter XXXV-2020, by which it adopted the “temporary tariffs” that it intended to approve through the proposed legislative regulation. These tariffs were approved with immediate effect and would be in force until the formal regulatory process could be completed or until something else was arranged.
Supreme Court upholds nullity of transport fares in lawsuit filed by the Chamber of Commerce
August 15, 2021
The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico denied Certiorari’s petition requested by the Transportation Negotiator in a lawsuit filed by the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico (CCPR), in which the Circular Letter that had increases in the transport of materials in Puerto Rico was declared null and void, said attorney Luis Gierbolini, president of the Camaristas, through a press release.
Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce is interceding in Ports Dispute
August 5, 2021
“One of the areas that concerns us the most is the health sector that has raised serious concerns with the surgical doctor supply for hospitals. Being in hurricane season it is necessary that the commercial sector and the country is prepared and maintaining a safe distribution chain from the dock to the hands of the consumer…”
Chamber of Commerce supports employment protection law for medical cannabis users
Economic Development Bank suggests creating a committee with the private sector to analyze banking of the medical cannabis industry
July 23, 2021
In the United States, the medical cannabis industry has benefited from greater openness in the banking sector unlike Puerto Rico’s corporate decisions in compliance with the robust Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) regulations, which classify medical cannabis among high-risk industries.
Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce swears in its new president and Board of Directors
July 19, 2021
During his swearing-in message, Gierbolini Rodríguez highlighted “the important role that the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico must assume to promote a true business culture in the country and promote its productivity at all levels; aspects to which he wishes to emphasize in his presidency.”
President and Board of Directors of the Chamber of Commerce of Puerto Rico Sworn in.
July 16, 2021
“We need to unite Puerto Rico with a common vision as a country. At a time when Puerto Rico’s fiscal and economic situation has been aggravated by the Covid-19 pandemic, we all need to do our part to tackle the loss of jobs and the contraction of our economy. We all share the responsibility is shared,” said Gierbolini Rodríguez
News from previous presidencies