AmCham represents the interests of its members, making membership a valuable asset.
Matiss Kukainis, Partner at Spigulis & Kukainis
The proposed TTIP agreement has many important implications for Latvia and for the EU. The United States and the EU remain each other's most important markets and there is great potential for increased trade between Latvia and the United States.
The INTA Committee report on the TTIP negotiations is expected to contain a number of important recommendations to the European Commission that could lead to a robust agreement. In response to the INTA report, AmCham EU has outlined a position, supported by AmCham Latvia and many other AmChams in Europe (Full position is available here).
The following recommendations outlined in the draft report of the European Parliament's INTA Committee have been supported by AmChams:
A comprehensive approach to TTIP negotiations based on transparency, active stakeholder engagement and a commitment to high standards can produce an agreement that delivers significant long-term benefits to the EU, including Latvia. Rather than risk weakening the agreement by avoiding sensitive issues, the EU must address the concerns of different stakeholders while ultimately constructing a far-reaching TTIP agreement that encourages trade, investment and growth.
Membership is an attestation that we belong to the modern Latvian business community.
Dace Silava-Tomsone, Managing Partner, COBALT