Call for participants

Sep 30, 2014
AmCham, as an Associate member of Foreign Investors Council in Latvia (FICIL), is invited to delegate its members to take part in the working groups aiming at proposing constructive recommendations to the government on a variety of issues.

FICIL is a business organization made up of the largest foreign investors in Latvia and 11 chambers of commerce. FICIL's mission is to improve the business environment and grow foreign investments in Latvia through an active dialogue with the government. Since 1999 FICIL meets annually with the Latvian government at a High Council meeting, providing expertise and recommendations on Latvia's economic development.

As a member of FICIL, AmCham invites its members to participate or continue taking part in the following working groups of FICIL:

  • NEW: Preconditions for increasing competitiveness of the country and sustainable economic development (Macroeconomics position);
  • NEW: Natural (subsoil) resources - sustainable input for the Latvian economy;
  • Tax issues;
  • Investment protection (including anti-raiderism, judicial system efficiency etc.);
  • Public procurement: new EU directive and implementation (First meeting of the w/g already announced for 2 October);
  • Insolvency system;
  • Intellectual Property Protection.

If you would like to contribute your expertise to any of these working groups, please let us know until October 6 by contacting Ieva Melngaile at:

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I look forward to promoting stronger U.S.-Latvia ties and working with AmCham members to ensure Latvia is a trusted destination for international business.

John Tully, Chairman of the Board of MikroTik

AmCham is a 'must-join' organization for any company of scope or international ambition.

Karlis Cerbulis, Senior Vice President of NCH Advisors, Inc.