Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs
|Formed||April 23, 1973|
|Headquarters||San Juan, Puerto Rico|
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|Executive branch of the|
government of Puerto Rico
The Department of Consumer Affairs of Puerto Rico —Spanish: 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.
The Department was created by Law 5 of April 23, 1973 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.
Secretaries of DACO:
- Federico Hernandez Denton - 1970's
- Javier Echevarría
- Alejandro García Padilla - 2005-2008
- Luis G. Rivera Marín - 2009-2012
- Omar Marrero - 2012
- Nery E. Adamés Soto - 2013-present
- "Notice of public hearings amendments to regulation No. 45 for the control of prices of fuel sales in Puerto Rico." Puerto Rico Department of Consumer Affairs. Retrieved on August 23, 2010.