Board of Directors

The Latin American Association of Express Delivery Companies (CLADEC) represents the express delivery industry to facilitate shipments through customs and works with governments throughout the region to help open countries to the global marketplace, growing their economies and creating well-paying jobs.CLADEC is comprised of 22 national trade associations in Latin America, as well as major express delivery companies such as DHL, UPS, FedEx and World Courier, to help promote the industry for the greater prosperity of the region. These companies are known around the world for cutting-edge transportation systems and reliability, and are well versed in the best practices and development of facilities that can help give Latin America an edge in the express delivery industry.

CLADEC partners with government organizations to identify where restrictions affect the efficiency of express delivery companies, as well as improve the competitiveness of companies across the economy as a whole. The express industry is often a critical piece of the supply chain for many manufacturing companies, and snags in that supply chain can lead to costly work stoppages, preventing companies from filling orders and thus losing business.

The success of the express delivery can also fuel the success of business, the primary creators of jobs around the world. Many of these smaller companies don’t have access to the transport infrastructure enjoyed by many larger companies, according to the Oxford Economics report, and rely on express delivery to be a central provider of both goods for production and a shipper of goods to end customers.

Name Company Position
George Brooks UPS Chairman
Mike Parra DHL Director
Juan Cento FedEx Director
Jose Acosta UPS Director
Frank Santeiro FedEx Director and Treasurer
María Fernanda Font DHL Director
Ray Ruga CLADEC Executive Director
Maria Mancuso CLADEC Co-Executive Director

Customs Issues: Efficiency, Transparency & Cost Effectiveness

  • Implementation of customs modernization and automation and business facilitation measures to create efficient and transparent customs procedures.
  • Guidelines enable the development of processes which both facilitate trade and establish the necessary control and security for all players of trade

Trade: Promoting and Facilitating Free Trade

  • Actively promoting and advocating free trade agreements throughout the region
  • Promoting innovation and competition, generating economic growth and offering greater opportunities for improvements in standards of living

Security: Secure By Design

  • Highly secure integrated carriers ensure that the needs of aviation and air cargo security are met effectively
  • Tight controls on goods through highly sophisticated, unrivalled, end-to-end recording, processing and communication systems

Competition: Free, Fair and Efficient

  • Helping post offices compete in free markets with information, technical assistance and advocacy support
  • Promotion of open and fair competition between all public and private providers of express delivery services

Automation Committee: Promoting Customs Automation

  • Establishment of a unified industry accepted framework to promote automation based on best practice models and examples recommended by the WCO.
  • Leveraging CLADEC Members government affairs capabilities and efforts to develop support by governments and the private sector in the region for adoption of modern, effective, efficient automated systems as a key component of the customs clearance process.