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Oct 13, 2021

The Foreign Investors Council in Latvia (FICIL) is AmCham's close advocacy partner on many issues regarding the business and investment environment in Latvia. AmCham, as an Associate member of FICIL, is invited to delegate its members to participate in the FICIL working groups if they have interest or relevant experience in any particular area. More detailed description of each group is available here. Previous position papers of the work groups can be found here.

There are several work meetings planned for November 2021: 

  • Investment Protection & Court Efficiency work group meeting on November 3 at 15:00
  • Labor Force issues and Education work group meeting on November 4 at 13:00
  • Green Economy Development work group meeting on November 11 at 8:00


As a member of FICIL, AmCham invites its members to participate or continue taking part in the following 13 work groups of FICIL: 

  • Anti Organized Crime work group 
  • Fair Competition and Public Procurement work group 
  • Food and Drink Industry work group 
  • Digitalization work group 
  • Construction work group  
  • Green Economy Development work group 
  • Healthcare issues work group 
  • Anti-corruption, economic crime and shadow economy work group 
  • Investment protection and Court efficiency work group 
  • Intellectual Property Protection work group 
  • Labor Force and requalification work group 
  • Tax Policy and Administration work group 
  • Transport and Infrastructure Issues work group 

Please note that the work groups formulate opinions relevant to the business climate as a whole, not individual investors. Each year FICIL submits its recommendations to the Cabinet of Ministers and a recap of this year's High Council meeting can be found here. To sign up for FICIL working groups, you are invited to apply here.

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