Founded on December 22, 1870, the Santos Trade Association is a technical and advisory body of the Federal Government (Decree 7770, dated September 2, 1941), known as the House of Entrepreneurs. Its mission is to develop businesses and find consistent and sustainable solutions for the region's business-related issues.
Structured into Sectoral Chambers, which bring together companies and entities by economic activity of greater interest, ACS provides numerous services to its members and plays a leading role in key actions aimed at the social and economic development of the region and the country.
In 2007, ACS was elected as the Reference Trade Association of the Southeast Region, an award offered by the Confederation of Trade Associations of Brazil (CACB).
The Santos Trade Association participates in numerous entities linked to the municipalities of Santos and the surrounding region, as well as the governments of the State of São Paulo and the Federal Government, in addition to public and private institutions.
The Santos Trade Association is structured into Sectoral Chambers, which bring together companies and entities by sector of activity.
ACS has more than 20 Sectoral Chambers, including: